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Quebec Police Academy will use FACES in Investigation Course

FREMONT, CA, March 05, 2004
IQ Biometrix Inc. IQBM announced today that the Ecole nationale de police du Quebec, Quebec Police Academy, will use IQ Biometrix's FACES(TM) 4.0 technology in its advanced training for investigators in the course: Computer-assisted design of composite pictures using FACES software.

"With this technology, any investigator can be trained to create accurate composite images in a witness interview," said Pierre Roy, Police Investigation Training Coordinator at the academy. "As a result, composite images can be used to solve a large range of crimes."

FACES(TM) 4.0 enables investigators to create computer-generated composite drawings by selecting from a database of more than 4,400 facial features. It eliminates the delay and cost of bringing in a professional sketch artist.

"The use of FACES(TM) by one of Canada's police training academies will provide a launching point for our marketing effort into Canada," said William Scigliano, President and CEO of IQBM.

Mr. Scigliano said that a Quebec law requires composite services to be provided by some of the province's largest policing agencies. "The new statute confirms the importance of using composite evidence in police operations. The superiority and affordability of the IQ Biometrix FACES(TM) technology will allow us to take full advantage of this opportunity, both in Quebec province and in Canada."

While suspect composites are commonly used to alert the public and media, policing agencies are pursuing wider applications. FACES(TM) 4.0 generates a unique code for every composite that can be easily transmitted by phone, fax or email. Police are now using the FACES(TM) code to send composite images to their members, including laptops in patrol cars, giving them a head start in finding suspects.

Police are also testing the use of FACES(TM) composite images with facial recognition technology. This will allow police officers to use composites to electronically search through large databases of arrest or watch list photos and find possible matches.

The Ecole nationale de police du Quebec provides basic and advanced training in patrolling, investigation and management to all police officers in Quebec province. The school's suspect composite course is very comprehensive, covering use of composite technology, interview techniques to enhance memory recall, and legal issues relating to composite evidence.

FACES(TM) technology is currently being used by thousands of policing agencies worldwide, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Further information can be found at www.iqbiometrix.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

The press release contains predictions and other forward-looking statements regarding the success of the company's marketing and sales efforts. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from any future performance suggested. The risks and uncertainties include uncertainties related to general economic conditions and overall demand within the company's markets and among its current and prospective customers, the level and availability of government funding for homeland security and similar efforts and the rate of adoption of FACES(TM) 4.0 by our existing and potential customers.

Other risk factors that may affect the company's financial performance are listed in the company's various reports on file with the SEC, including its fiscal year 2003 annual report on Form 10-KSB and its quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB for the first and second quarters of fiscal 2004. IQ Biometrix undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About IQ Biometrix, Inc.

IQ Biometrix, Inc. (IQBM) provides law enforcement and security technology solutions for government and private industry. IQ Biometrix, an innovative California-based company is a leading provider of facial composite technology for law enforcement agencies in North America. FACES(TM) is currently used by thousands of policing agencies worldwide, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. IQBM is currently developing new applications based on this foundation technology tailored to meet the needs of national, business and personal security. Its solutions practice is focused on integrating IQBM and partner technologies to provide customized responses to client needs. Further information about IQBM can be found at www.iqbiometrix.com.

Contact Information: Liviakis Financial Communications
John Liviakis, 415-389-4670
or Ecole nationale de police du Quebec
Pierre Saint-Antoine, 819-293-8631 poste 247 psta@enpq.qc.ca

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