Royal Oak will soon be one of a group of three new cities in Michigan testing out new fingerprint devices designed to help police officers stay out in the field longer. The device allows police officers to check the fingerprints of anyone they stop and have probable cause to scan.
The idea is that if police officers don’t have to bring suspects back to the police station for fingerprinting, that they can spend more time out on the street patrolling. The police officer presses one of the person’s fingers onto the fingerpad and the device automatically transmits the fingerprint to the Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System, which will then tell the officer whether or not the person has a current warrant for their arrest or has a past record. The device is called “Bluecheck,” and officers are scheduled to begin using them in the city next week.
Catherine Kavanaugh, “Device lets police check fingerprints from the road.” DailyTribune.com