Police Academy will use FACES in Investigation Course
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
IQ Biometrix, Inc.
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.
Information: Liviakis Financial Communications
John Liviakis, 415-389-4670
or Ecole nationale de police du Quebec
Pierre Saint-Antoine, 819-293-8631 poste 247 firstname.lastname@example.org
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