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QUESTION: Can a person request to have there fingerprints and there children’s fingerprints, entered in the FBI’s The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)?

ANSWER: I am not certain. As of my last experience with AFIS, it was only done through background checks and criminal processing. This area is not my strength.

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QUESTION: Basically the parent wants his fingerprints along with their minor children’s entered in to AFIS so they can be identify when they are missing and can not identify them selves.

Most police Dept have a special child identification kit. Have them contact their local police department and they will provide it. The kit is not usually put into AFIS but kept by the parents. Should a tragedy ever happen the parents provide the kit to the police and it is entered then.

I hope this helps, feel free to send me any follow-ups.


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Luis Alas


I am a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer with 20 years in a combination of military security, police investigations and criminal investigations. I worked with several agencies through my tenure but my last five years were with the Federal Air Marshal Service. Currently I am a VP of a electronics security manufacturer providing leadership and client consulting specifically in the area of video surveillance.


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