Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

The Forensic Science Laboratory has recently benefitted from €2.1million EU funds (with co-financing rate 75% EU funds; 25% Beneficiary funds) under the Internal Security Fund, in order to upgrade the Automated Fingerprint and Identification System. Complying with the ISO/IEC17025 standard and the regulations of the - Prüm Treaty, the new AFIS software was developed for the specific use of the forensic department. With the ability of being further upgraded, the AFIS is able to search and compare fingerprint records and help in their identification. 10 new livescans where also bought and installed in the Police stations along Malta and Gozo and specific training was given to the FSL officers who will be making use of such hardware and software.  ​