Every police station brings in suspects/criminals every day for offences big and small. Currently, there is no easy way to check those individuals against any previous criminal record or a wanted list even when there is a central repository of all criminal records. Searches may be done with their name, address, etc. which are widely prone to misinformation, typo and human errors. The difference between the languages in which the documents are made and that of the software paves way for the name to be spelt in several ways. This may not provide the desired result and may be highly erroneous.
Pictures from wanted lists, alerts, Interpol notices, etc. are in hundreds and even though they are available in public portals, it is almost impossible to recognize and check for anyone. The manual process of checking large number of photos to verify whether a person is a previous offender or is on a wanted list is a cumbersome process. This time consuming process can be made simple by using Facetagr application and results obtained instantaneously. The police can use this simple non-intrusive method to check against previous offenders and wanted lists.
The advantage of having a picture of the face for checking is that, the records from the past may not have biometric data such as finger prints, iris scan, retina scan, etc. Also, Facetagr is a fast and scalable process with no additional hardware needed unlike other technologies.