Library of Byrne JAG Promising Programs

South Carolina Automated Fingerprint Identification System 

Score 3.5/5

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds in South Carolina were used to support the purchase of two Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the Town of Mount Pleasant Police Department and the York County Sheriff's Office. The AFIS has enabled both agencies to improve productivity and reduce the backlog of unsolved cases, as latent impressions can now be encoded and search quickly for use in investigations. AFIS is managed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Agency and Program Information 


Police; Policing; Fingerprinting; Evidence; Technology; Forensics