Criminal Indentification Services is comprised of a Senior Latent Fingerprint Examiner, a certified Latent Fingerprint Examiner, three Fingerprint Classifiers and an Administrative Support Person. This unit processes, classifies and files all fingerprint cards submitted by the Jefferson County Jails. This unit does latent fingerprint comparison with prints lifted from crime scenes for the Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies. This unit utilizes the state of the art, Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) that compares latent or ink prints with a database of offenders from across the State, which is housed at the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) in Montgomery. The AFIS database currently consists of over 1 million prints. In addition, this unit is responsible for registering all convicted felons and sex offenders that reside in Jefferson County. This unit also maintains the Jefferson County “Mugshot” Imaging System that consists of photographs from our Jail and other local agencies. Currently, there are over 300,000 photographs in this system.