Background screenings help businesses and agencies identify individuals with dubious financial and criminal backgrounds.
To advance background check procedures, police from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are dumping traditional ink fingerprint cards and going high tech, according to The Sun-Sentinel. The new technology will allow fingerprints to be taken electronically, scanned, transmitted and processed faster than the old method. Specifically, the system will allow background checks to be completed within days rather than months, Fort Lauderdale Detective DeAnna Garcia explained to the newspaper, and it will have benefits across the community. "We're just providing this service to anyone who lives in the city or works in the city so they can further their career or maybe obtain that job opportunity a little quicker," Garcia told the newspaper. For businesses, this will allow them to fill vacancies faster and thus waste no time moving their companies forward.