Joining forces, The Police Digital Service, Home Office Biometrics and forensic experts are delivering a ground-breaking new digital system for fingerprints.

The system is integrated with Xchange, a cloud-based platform developed for the Police Digital Service by the Transforming Forensics programme. Its infrastructure supports systems used throughout policing, connecting agencies and forces together securely and enabling them to access forensic tools and share data and information.

This follows its integration with a national automated fingerprint system called IDENT1, improving the International Crime Bureau’s capability to receive fingerprints quickly as part of the PrĂ¼m Provision. The Prum Provision is a law enforcement treaty which envisions and facilities the EU-UK exchange of biometric data used to bring about criminal justice cases and convictions.