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Grant Alert: National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

As part of our effort to help clients find applicable grants to achieve their goals, MCP provides alerts about grants that can fund their initiatives. 

A new grant was recently announced to help clients with improving the quality, timeliness, and accessibility of criminal history records.

Trends in Multimodal Biometric Identification Systems

Numerous physical characteristics exist in each of us that enable law enforcement personnel to accurately identify criminal suspects. The most important are a person’s fingerprints, palm prints, facial features, irises and DNA. Individually these characteristics—which are unique to everybody—are called modalities. Three other significant modalities are a person’s gait, the timber of their voice and their vascular system—the manner in which veins and arteries grow also is unique to each individual—though these are emerging modalities.