U.K. cops to get mobile fingerprint tech

National Policing Improvement Agency has outlined its plans for boosting the use of mobile fingerprinting, wearable video devices, and digital forensics.

The organization responsible for bringing high-tech equipment to the police has published its strategy for the next three years.

In the Science and Innovation strategy, published on Wednesday, the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) laid out a number of new technologies it would begin using. These include mobile fingerprinting, wearable video devices, and digital forensics.

"By applying modern science on the front line, police officers are detecting criminals faster, staying on the beat for longer and making decisions based on better evidence about what works," NPIA chief executive Peter Neyroud said in a statement.

Read more of "Police to get mobile fingerprint-checking tech at ZDNet UK.

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