The Essex Police today released a video on YouTube about a mobile fingerprint device. With the finger print scanner strapped onto a BlackBerry, police officers can now check an individual’s identity within two minutes.

Once an individuals finger prints have been scanned, it allows officers to check them against the national fingerprint database. The devices were given to Essex Police by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), which will make it harder for people to fake their identity. Officers across Essex, including those at Stansted Airport and the county’s ports have been trained to use the new device.

Check out the video on it below:


On a BlackBerry? Click here for mobile YouTube video

via Tracy&Matt