The UK's Cheshire Constabulary has said it will deploy mobile fingerprint devices following a successful pilot of the technology.After a trial period of using the mobile fingerprint devices last year, the machines have now been acquired by Cheshire Constabulary, thanks to Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer's commitment to improving policing through technology, the force revealed in a statement.Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer said: “We have had some excellent results with people giving false details at the road-side having their true identity revealed.”This excellent piece of kit saves time for officers taken up with the unnecessary procedure of arresting someone whose identity is questionable, meaning they are out there in the community rather than waiting in custody for a prisoner to be processed and ID confirmed.Dwyer added: “It also helps the community by identifying people quickly so that their families can be informed or the correct medical treatment administered in time.”At the start of the financial year I approved a budget, which enabled us to invest money in technology and transform the current estate to enable officers to spend more time on the front line. This new kit is part of our commitment to making policing efficient, cost effective and very much 21st century.”The devices can capture images of fingerprints at the roadside and then send them for checking against the National Fingerprint Database. A result will notify whether a match is found and give the identity of any match. It can also be used on people who are unconscious or deceased and their identity is unknown, in the case of an unconscious person, it can also alert the officer to any medical conditions so the right treatment can be given swiftly.