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There's been a lot of yammering lately about facial recognition in criminal justice. So much noise that developers like IBM have walked away from facial recognition and agencies across the world are getting in hot water over its adoption & use.

Face Recognition Policy Development Template

The DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) published a policy template for LE agencies back in 2017 that you may find helpful.  Of particular note is the recommendation that the technology only be used for investigative leads, and that facial recognition results on their own do NOT establish probable cause and should NOT be considered positive identification. 

Common sense, many might say, myself included.  Click here to visit the GIST site for access to the complete PDF.

What's Your Opinion?

Do you have comments or thoughts to share on the topic?  First-hand experience using the technology in criminal investations?  Drop your comments in 3 minutes or less and they may be included in our next podcast episode being released Monday, July 6th.  You can leave your comments via voicemail at (541) 314-4271.

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