The Arkansas State Police (ASP) can search 24.9 million mug shot photos in the FBI’s face recognition database, known as the Next Generation Identification Interstate Photo System, or NGI-IPS (GAO). According to a 2016 report by the Government Accountability Office, the FBI can also request searches of Arkansas’ 15.4 million driver’s license and ID photos (GAO).
In response to our public records request, ASP stated it “does not currently use” face recognition technology (000100).
Sources and Notes: ASP, GAO (Last updated: September 2016). You can review our scorecard criteria in the Methodology section. Numerical citations, e.g. (123456), refer to official records available by clicking "View Documents" below.