Delaware Alcohol Enforcement Agency To Use New App To Detect Fake IDs

DATE Chief John Yeomans
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The Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) will be the first department in the state to use Intellicheck’s Law ID technology solution on smartphones to scan bar coded information on driver licenses and other forms of identification to spot altered and fake IDs.

At the same time, the technology automatically makes inquiries to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), state databases containing state and local status, and resident state DMV data to determine if there are outstanding legal or administrative issues with the individual in question. Law ID provides immediate access to potentially critical information through Nlets, the premiere International Justice and Public Safety Network.

“This is an important step forward in our plans to serve law enforcement agencies in Delaware and in states across the country.”

Once a driver’s license or other identification is determined to be authentic, DATE officers, like their law enforcement colleagues throughout the state, typically run additional checks to determine whether there are any outstanding issues associated with the individual including whether the person is wanted in Delaware or by another state. By simultaneously running these inquiries from the data extracted from the original barcode scan, Law ID provides a new level of speed and efficiency, eliminating the delays and potential dangers associated with returning to police vehicles to run time consuming queries.

Headquartered in Dover, Delaware, DATE agents are certified police officers in the State of Delaware. Agents have statewide jurisdiction and arrest powers, which gives them full authority to enforce all laws of the State of Delaware, including liquor, drug, criminal and traffic statutes. In addition to enforcing alcohol and tobacco control laws and checking all establishments that sell these age restricted products, DATE’s mission includes the need to maintain the highest state of preparedness for responding to threats against homeland security.

“We are very excited to welcome DATE as our first partner in the state of Delaware. This is an important step forward in our plans to serve law enforcement agencies in Delaware and in states across the country. Law ID is a real game changer that allows law enforcement users to confidently confront the challenges they face daily and better protect themselves and the communities they serve. We look forward to announcing many new partnerships in the near future,” said Intellicheck CEO Bryan Lewis.

Source: Intellicheck

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