(Metro News) QCPD hosts JICA fingerprint tutorial

January 24, 2012 11:13 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 24 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said it held a seminar at QCPD headquarters in Camp Karingal on Tuesday to teach its personnel the proper procedure and application of the Japanese government- sponsored Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

It was highlighted by the presence of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) program director, Chief Supt. Takahiko Iiri, and his entourage who were formally welcomed by Chief Supt. George Regis, QCPD director. The JICA contingent was composed of lecturers who talked about how the AFIS work and showed the participants comprising of QCPD station commanders and investigators how to utilize the system effectively by explaining procedures that should be done consistently.

The AFIS is a donation through the JICA under its General Grant Aid Program.

The program is aimed to speed up the identification of criminal offenders through the use of this automated method and provide for a conclusive and swift prosecution of offenders. (PNA) DCT/scs/JCA

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