Avon PD wants feedback on tech grant | VailDaily.com

Avon PD wants feedback on tech grant

Vail Daily staff report
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” More advanced fingerprint technology could help Avon, Colorado police in their criminal cases, and may apply for a grant, the department says.

The department wants the public’s feedback on applying for $14,444 of economic stimulus money through the U.S. Department of Justice. The department is considering buying an “automated fingerprint live scan station,” that will allow fingerprints to be sent immediately to a state database. Results will take only 10 minutes to an hour.

The department now uses ink and fingerprint cards, and results can take up to six weeks.

Other benefits of the technology is the department will be able to create criminal histories on local arrests and be able to identify people using false names or identification.

The new scanner would also provide quick results for residents who need fingerprint checks to work in schools and child care.

Also, the state will eventually link to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which would immediately people who are in the country illegally.

As part of the application process, the grant application must be made available for public review and comment for at least 30 days. The application is posted on Avon’s Web site at http://www.avonpolice.org. Any comments should be submitted to gdaly@avon.org.

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