Mobile fingerprint scanners (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

In August 2018, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) announced that 600 portable fingerprint biometric devices would be rolled out to frontline officers. Since then, a) how many devices have been issued to officers, and b) how many fingerprint scans have been carried out in each month?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

To date, there have been 528 mobile biometric devices deployed to frontline officers. There are on average 2,500 searches completed every month in the MPS. Last month, the figure was 2,470.