Dubai Police: 1.8m ballistic fingerprints can be compared in under one hour

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The ballistic fingerprint database determines if a firearm has been used in past crimes.GULF TODAY

1.8m ballistic fingerprints compared in under an hour

The Dubai Police has effectively integrated the Interpol database with its Ballistic Identification Network through the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology.

The Dubai Police can now compare more than 1,800,000 ballistic fingerprints worldwide in under an hour, thanks to this scientific advancement in forensic sciences.

The General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology’s Director, Major General Ahmad Thani Bin Ghalita, announced that Dubai Police is the first Arab law enforcement organization to link ballistic fingerprints with Interpol’s database.

By connecting unidentified bullets and blank cartridges to identify if they originated from one or more particular firearms, the Ballistic Identification Network can help police solve crimes.

With the Ballistic Identification Network of the Dubai Police with Interpol, comparisons with more than 1,800,000 fingerprints worldwide will be possible while respecting anonymity.

For police agencies to communicate and coordinate with one another and follow through on their investigative procedures following internationally accepted policies and regulations in this regard, the system does not allow users to browse other databases; it only displays matching results with the reference numbers of institutions that input the data. KD/Expat Media

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