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Biometric Field Services Unit

The Biometric Field Services Unit (BFSU) was created in 2005 to improve and maintain the efficiency of accurate arrest information submitted to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) by law enforcement agencies.  Arrest information includes arrestee information, charges, fingerprints, photographs, and palm prints.  The information is either submitted electronically through a Livescan device or delivered to the OSBI for manual processing. 

BFSU is responsible for training law enforcement personnel in the proper collection of arrest data.  This training includes Livescan and ink fingerprint classes.  BFSU troubleshoots problems with Livescan submissions and audits agency processes to proactively address problems as they arise. The function of this unit is critical to the criminal history reporting process. In most cases, failure to collect biometric arrest information at the time of arrest cannot be corrected and prevents arrests from being entered into the criminal history repository.   This unit conducts audits of non-criminal justice agencies to ensure compliance with the policies of the OSBI and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division Policy.  

Mobile ID

BFSU is also responsible for the Mobile ID system used by police officers to help make quick identification of individuals of concern using a two-finger submission which searches both the OK AFIS and the FBI RISC databases.

Last Modified on May 23, 2024
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