Live scan is an inkless electronic system designed to capture an individual’s fingerprint images and demographic data (name, sex, race, date of birth, etc.) in a digitized format that can be transmitted to the Illinois State Police (ISP) for processing. Once received at the BOI for processing, the inquiry can then be forwarded to the FBI electronically for processing. All of this occurs within minutes and results in a biometric identification of an individual with little to no human intervention. Live scan can be used for criminal justice as well as non-criminal justice use.
To protect and maintain the confidentiality of information provided during the fingerprinting process, Public Act 95-613 amended the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Act of 2004 to provide for the licensure of commercial live scan fingerprint vendors in Illinois. One of the qualifications for licensure requires live scan fingerprint vendors to successfully undergo training conducted or authorized by the Illinois State Police. In addition, this training course is being made available to the law enforcement community as part of their registration process.
As part of the licensing process, each applicant must complete the Illinois State Police Live Scan Certification Training Course, now available online at: http://isp.knowledgedirectweb.com/kd/10.cfm?cmpid=1. The cost to complete this training course is $25.00.
Criminal Justice Statutes
The Illinois State Police, Bureau of Identification serves as the state central repository for all criminal history information. To assist agencies in meeting their statutory reporting requirements under Illinois Compiled Statute 20 ILCS 2630/5, the Bureau of Identification is providing a downloadable file of the statute database. This file contains all reportable ILCS Statutes, corresponding class of offense and an adult/juvenile reportable indicator flag. This file will be updated quarterly as legislative changes are made.