July 18, 2024

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has replaced the state’s searchable database that collects, manages and compares fingerprints and palm prints for identification purposes in support of the criminal justice system. The database holds more than two million fingerprint records and over 596,000 palm prints. KBI Director, Tony Mattivi says the upgrade will aid the criminal justice community in many ways. The new technology make the process of identifying individuals and determining if they have a criminal history record much more seamless.

The ABIS, or Automated Biometric Identification System represents a major evolution in identification technology and offers unparalleled accuracy, efficiency and security. The modernized system interacts and exchanges records with the FBI’s next generation identification system. Mattivi says law enforcement agencies must have a reliable way to exchange identity records in order to solve complex crimes. Kansas’s ABIS now meets this challenge.