Identify Suspects, Solve Cases, andPrevent Crimes Like Never Before
Increasing and improving collaboration and sharing of information and resourcesamong law enforcement agencies is critical to identifying suspects, solvingcases, and preventing crimes. L-1’s solutions empower National Fusion Centersand law enforcement with ABIS
and face recognition tools to achieve thesegoals.
Identifying Suspects with Mobile Face Recognition Tools
Law enforcement ofcers can use mobile facerecognition solutions from L-1 as part of a homicideinvestigation or trafc stop. They can instantly identifya suspect encountered out in the eld by takingan image of a person’s face using a digital cameraand submitting the image for search against ABIS
,populated by local mug shot databases.Hit or no-hit results are returned immediately savingofcers a trip to the booking station. In addition, ofcers can detect known gangmembers on watch-lists and associate the suspect with their afliates.
Solving Cases with Post-Event, Forensic Face Examination Tools
Beyond nger and palm prints left at crime scenes,other types of latents such as “face latents” fromsurveillance cameras and images from mobile and webcameras can be analyzed to help identify suspects.L-1’s FaceExaminer can aid forensic examiners toprepare enhanced face images for submission as part ofcriminal investigations.This powerful tool is ideal to help enhance the effectiveness and performance of facerecognition in investigative environments, where the quality of images is poor or theperson may not be facing the camera directly. FaceExaminer combines 3-D modelingand imaging tools that let you lter and extract a clearer image, and identify hard-to-nd facial landmarks before submitting an image against ABIS
for higher identicationsearch results. This data can then be stored for case management and made availablefor investigative browsing.
Preventing Crimes with Real-Time Face Screening Tools
With real-time face screening, security staffs can spendmore time focusing on persons of interests, ratherthan the public at large. L-1’s Argus solution capturesfaces through a live video stream from high-resolutioncameras, searches them against predened watch lists,and generates real-time alarms whenever a match isfound.Because of the high accuracy of the underlying algorithm,the system has the ability to help identify large numbersof unfamiliar faces quickly, distinguishing betweenlook-a-likes and even twins. Argus works with commercial, off-the-shelf equipmentand interfaces with ABIS
for fast, easy integration. Argus is ideal for law enforcementsettings such as courthouses and other controlled environments and buildings wheresuspected individuals with outstanding wants and warrants might traverse.
Delivering Results:Pennsylvania JusticeNetwork
Pennsylvania’s JusticeNetwork (JNET) is theCommonwealth’s primarypublic safety and criminaljustice informationbroker. JNET provides anintegrated, common on-lineenvironment for over 32,000authorized law enforcementpractitioners to accesscriminal justice information.This critical data of over2 million mug shotsoriginates from contributingmunicipalities, sixty-sevencounties and state andfederal agencies across thenation.L-1’s ABIS
face recognitionsolution has provedsuccessful with JNET inseveral areas of crimesolving and prevention.Over 700 users have beentrained and are authorizedto access and use the L-1solution.Use of FaceExaminer as aninvestigative tool has lead toarrests and convictions for:• Murder• Bank robbery• Check cashing fraud• Bank fraud• ATM theft• Identity theft“If we catch one murdererthat would otherwise havegotten away, this solutionhas paid for itself.”– Harry GiordanoManagerSpecial ProjectsPennsylvania JusticeNetwork