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HomeMy WebLinkAbout0047 - Two-Finger Rapid ID Appropriate UseRed Wing Police Department Policy SUBJECT: POLICY NUMBER • 2 -FINGER RAPID IDENTIFICATION APPROPRIATE USE 47 EFFECTIVE DATE February 14, 2011 REFERENCE(S): APPROVED BY: CHIEF ROGER D. POHLMAN PURPOSE: To set guidelines for the use of the 2 -Finger Rapid Identification devices used for capture of fingerprints to access the State's 2 -Finger Rapid Identification system. DEFINITIONS: A. AUTOMATIC FINGER IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's fingerprint system for identification of individuals in the criminal justice system. B. COMPUTERIZED CRIMINAL HISTORY DATA — all data maintained in criminal history records compiled by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and disseminated through the criminal justice information system, including, but not limited to fingerprints, photographs, identification data, arrest data, prosecution data, criminal court data, custody and supervision data. C. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCY (MN Stat. § 299C.46) - an agency of the state or an agency of a political subdivision charged with detection, enforcement, prosecution, adjudication or incarceration in respect to the criminal or traffic laws of this state. This definition also includes all sites identified and licensed as a detention facility by the Commissioner of Corrections under section 241.021, D. RAPID IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM — a subsystem of the Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) that is capable of searching submitted index finger fingerprints and returning identification and/or criminal history data in a short time, typically less than three minutes. 2. OBJECTIVES: The Rapid Identification equipment is designed to aid law enforcement personnel in the identification of persons through the evaluation of fingerprints. Only personnel trained in Rapid Identification equipment use, through approved courses, shall be authorized to operate this equipment and have access to Rapid Identification data. Page 1 of 2 2 -FINGER RAPID IDENTIFICATION APPROPRIATE USE -POLICY 47 2 -Finger based Rapid Identification data is only an aid to the identification of a person. Information received from the Rapid Identification system shall not be used as the sole grounds for establishing probable cause for arrest. Law Enforcement Officers and others operating Rapid Identification equipment or accessing Rapid Identification data shall ensure that 4th amendment rights of the party being tested are not violated and that all local policies and procedures are followed. Law Enforcement Officers shall document the use of Rapid Identification equipment on an Initial Complaint Report (ICR). Individuals who use the Rapid Identification System in a manner inconsistent with this policy, other policies, or data practices statutes will be subject to discipline procedures. 3. PROCEDURE: To obtain access to the Rapid Identification system the individual must complete any required classes and pass appropriate testing, if required. If the individual does not pass the test(s) the individual will not be eligible for access to the Rapid Identification system. All employees who use the equipment for access to the Rapid Identification system have the training specified above within 6 months of hire or assignment to a position requiring access. Page 2 of 2 2 -FINGER RAPID IDENTIFICATION APPROPRIATE USE -POLICY 47