The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) has completed the roll-out of Palm Searching capability to all police forces in England and Wales.
Police forces are now being able to use this capability to put in operation and have reported notable success in doing so. The palm searching capability aims to provide fingerprint bureaux across the country with the state-of-the-art tools that help to tackle the daily business of solving crime. The capability is the first major software extension of IDENT1 – the biometric technology platform which supersedes NAFIS (National Automated Fingerprint Identification System). IDENT1 provides a strategic platform for future biometric capabilities and a wider range of identification services being developed by PITO.