Under the direct supervision of the Fingerprint Unit Supervisor, Fingerprint Technicians in the Tenprint Section of the St. Louis County Police Department are responsible for the 24 Hour operation of evaluating tenprint impressions taken by St. Louis County Justice Services. Technicians perform the critical task of checking all fingerprints of incarcerated individuals that were either electronically entered into the AFIS system or directly compared to fingerprints on file. This is a crucial step to ensure individuals entered into the Criminal Justice system are properly identified and linked to appropriate criminal charges. Criminals often try to avoid being linked to outstanding charges by providing false information during the booking process. The work of our Technicians ensures these criminals are identified and answer for their crimes. Most important, their efforts help keep dangerous criminals from being released back into the general population before their cases have been properly adjudicated.
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