Maine State Police can search 24.9 million mug shots in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System (NGI-IPS) database (GAO). This database contains mug shots and corresponding fingerprint records submitted by various state and federal agencies. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) previously used face recognition, beginning in August 2012. When in use, the Cumberland County Sheriff could search all Cumberland County jail booking photos on file, dating back to 1998 (010631). The CCSO system used a face recognition system provided by Dynamic Imaging, but it is unclear which company provided the algorithm used (010634).
Sources and Notes: GAO, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office (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.