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Joint IJIS and IACP Task Force Produces Facial Recognition Use Case Catalog for Law Enforcement

Thursday, February 21, 2019  
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The IJIS Instituteis pleased to announce the release of the Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Use Case Catalog, a joint effort by the Law Enforcement Imaging Technology Task Force (LEITTF) comprised of IJIS Institute and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) members.

The LEITTF created the white paper as a catalog of facial recognition use cases for criminal justice agencies, which includes uses by police officers, sheriff’s deputies, investigators, and supporting personnel wherever they exist. The examination of uses covers typical settings where law enforcement interacts with persons such as large venues, transportation hubs, correctional facilities, motor vehicle stops, crime scenes, and other everyday situations.

The intention of this white paper is to briefly describe facial recognition systems and their parameters, determine the ways in which facial recognition is being used, and, most importantly, to document cases which demonstrate the technology’s ability to protect the public. The objective is to empower public safety practitioners and industry innovators to communicate the ability of facial recognition to policy makers and the public, while reducing misunderstanding and minimizing the potential misuse. A conclusion section completes the catalog, including four recommended actions for law enforcement leaders.

The white paper is available at