In 2015, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, which oversees the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), began work with Gemalto to build a faster AFIS in a new facility that could handle the dramatic increase of civilian and criminal entries into their AFIS database.
A need for a larger facility and faster turnaround
As more employers and new government mandates require fingerprint-based background checks from citizens, the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office felt increased pressure to effectively serve a growing number of applicants. In 2015, BCI processed 18,822 applicants through the tenprint unit. Just two years later, BCI processed 24,238 applicants and were on track to process more than 30,000 in 2018. Given the projected growth, the Attorney General's Office realized they needed upgrades to their current system and physical space to accommodate the substantial growth.
- A bigger facility
- Creation of a Disaster Recovery site, a critical component
- Quick ID dramatically reduces civilian processing time
- Rapback system alerts employers in the event of an arrest
- Upgrade to LiveScan Software for more efficient criminal booking
- Faster and more accurate latent examination
- New facility opened on-time
- Real-time syncing with a new disaster recovery site
- Fingerprint processing went from 12 minutes to 2 minutes