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Biometrics and Forensics

A safer Australia by improving forensic identifications through biometrics

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) 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, our agency contributes directly to the effectiveness and efficiency of police and law enforcement agencies in Australia.

Biometrics and Forensics services

National Automated Fingerprint Identification System

The National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) helps police to link DNA profiles across Australia's state and territory borders and 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.

Last updated
2 November 2018