Iris Recognition in Law Enforcement

August 5, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm


Law enforcement agencies increasingly deploy biometrics to better protect the communities they serve. The trend gained steam following a late 2019 FBI recommendation that public and private organizations add biometric technology as part of a multi-factor process for accurate ID verification.

Learn from federal and local law enforcement experts how biometrics are used:

  • To positively identify people during processes such as book-and-release and parolee check-in
  • For verifying suspect identification in the field using wireless-enabled, handheld biometric readers
  • To better protect access to law enforcement buildings, as well as lockers storing keys, weapons and evidence

Many law enforcement organizations add iris-based recognition systems as their biometric of choice. Iris-based solutions are known for their convenience, speed and accuracy and are ideal for use during the COVID-19 pandemic as the contactless technology works with personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks and goggles.

Also, learn from Iris ID, the provider of platforms authenticating the identities of millions of people daily, what sets iris recognition apart from other biometrics and more about how and where the technology is being used.


Tim Meyerhoff is the director of IRIS ID.  Tim has participated in many projects that use multiple biometric modalities with more than 15 years of experience in the biometric and ID management industry. Tim is highly proficient in the technical attributes of the key modalities, namely Iris, Face and Fingerprint.

Captain Michael Cuti is the video arraignment/records officer for the York County Prison (PA). Captain Cuti has worked in all areas of the facility. He has also served as an Instructor for the cadet basic training class, and county booking procedures. Captain Cuti completed training staff trainers course through the State of Pennsylvania (Elizabethtown).

Jason Thompson is an Assistant Chief with the United States Border Patrol, he has over 25 years of law enforcement and public safety experience.  He currently serves as the biometrics program manager for the Enforcement Systems Division, at Border Patrol Headquarters.