| MPI at Santa Cruz County Sheriff
ImageWare Systems Inc. Mug Photo Interface (MPI) is a scalable,
easy-to-use digital booking, identification and investigative
workstation that enables law enforcement to capture, store and
retrieve criminal mug shots, fingerprints, SMT (scars, marks, tattoos)
images and data. This information can then be used for investigative
purposes including the ability to create non-biased photo lineups and
mug books. MPI interfaces with existing Records Management
Systems and AFIS products as well as other agenciesí MPI systems.
This ensures that data can be shared not only between systems,
but between authorized agencies as well.
MPI consists of two primary components: a Capture Component and an Investigative Component. The Capture Component enables
booking officers to digitally capture images, demographic and arrest information. The Investigative Component is used by officers to conduct searches and create lineups & mugbooks.
Arrest Demographics/Information Booking Photos Overhead Digital Camera System
MPI utilizes facial recognition technology to search the
MPI database for matches to a digital mug shot, scanned photograph,
suspect composite or video surveillance image based on distinctive
facial characteristics. Potential matches are then quickly displayed
in order of confidence.
FACE ID Screen Shots
MPI is also equipped with Suspect ID and Crime Lab digital composite sketching software. Officers can conduct an online cognitive interview with a witness and easily create a suspect composite without artistic or extensive computer experience. This software is also linked to the facial recognition software to enable officers to find a list of potential matches to their composites. It also allows updating of old photos to show how a person may look today.
Composite Sketching Software