From tactical law enforcement operations to homeland security and sensitive site exploitation, agents arriving at an incident scene need to quickly collect any forensic evidence that may prove critical to their investigation. Time is of the essence as samples are sent to a laboratory for identification. However, obtaining latent fingerprint analysis results often takes days, preventing a real-time response and robbing civilian and military operators of timely and critical leads. This tedious process creates a large backlog of biometric samples, slows down processing times, and increases costs.
Booz Allen’s VAMPIRE™ Tactical Forensic Device gives frontline law enforcement and military operators the instant answers they need to deliver a tactical forensic edge in the field. A rugged IP65 mobile platform built around state-of-the-art Android technology, the VAMPIRE™ handheld device conducts real-time analysis in the field, performing fast, accurate, onsite latent and live fingerprint identification, and matching analysis in just seconds. With its fast “point-and-shoot” latent image acquisition, VAMPIRE™ doesn’t require expert forensic training for professional evidence collection and ID. VAMPIRE™ reduces workloads and lab costs, and with its triage capabilities, it saves time in the field—technicians can prioritize evidence in real-time.
As a system integrator, Booz Allen can customize VAMPIRE™ units to meet specific mission tasks and each unit can be integrated into the client’s existing enterprise. Its value in the field has won VAMPIRE™ accolades; it was named a ‘2014 Hot Product’ in Law Officer Magazine.