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Biometric matching

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission provides core biometric matching services to police, including the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) and the National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD). These services help police to identify suspects and solve crimes by matching fingerprints or DNA.

Through these services, the agency contributes directly to the effectiveness and efficiency of police and law enforcement agencies in Australia.

Biometric matching services

Biometric Identification Services

The Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project will deliver police agencies with an improved tool that will contribute to the effectiveness of operational policing, improve safety of front line police and enhance community safety and security.

National Automated Fingerprint Identification System

The National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) helps police identify a person through their fingerprints left at a crime scene.

National Criminal Investigation DNA Database

The National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD) helps police identify a suspect through a DNA sample left at a crime scene.

National DNA Investigative Capability

The National DNA Investigative Capability (NDIC) will help police to link DNA profiles across Australia's state and territory borders.

Last updated
20 December 2016