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Sheriff implements high-tech ID system

• Littleton Independant
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a cutting-edge technology it says will help enhance its public safety programs. The new tool, called iris biometric recognition technology, can positively identify a person by quickly taking a photograph of the colored part of their eye. Police departments can use the system to quickly and accurately identify missing children and adults, identify and track registered sex offenders and identify inmates. The unit, which includes a camera, computer and software, was awarded by the National Sheriff’s Association and funded by a $10,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services Program. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was the first department in Colorado to receive one of the grants.

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