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FY 2019 Arizona Competitive Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $98,988)

Funding for this project will be used to purchase mobile Livescans equipment for the purpose of submitting electronic fingerprints for decedent identification to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS). Currently, all decedent fingerprints are manually processed using paper fingerprint cards and mailed to the AZDPS Biometrics Identification Unit by the U.S. Postal Service. By replacing paper fingerprint cards with an electronic submission process, AZ DPS can prevent the potential biohazard cross-contamination, would increase productivity of decedent identifications, prevent backlogs, and expedite the updating the Arizona Computerized Criminal History database for complete and accurate criminal history.


Date Created: September 12, 2019