Live Scan is an inkless electronic system designed to capture an individual’s fingerprint images and demographic data (name, sex, race, date of birth, etc.) in a digitized format that can be transmitted to the Illinois State Police (ISP) for processing. Once received at the Bureau of Identification for processing, the inquiry can then be forwarded to the FBI electronically for processing. All of this occurs within minutes and results in a biometric identification of an individual with little to no human intervention. Live Scan can be used for criminal justice as well as non-criminal justice use.
ACCESS & REVIEW: The Illinois State Police allows an individual to access their entire IL criminal history rap sheet. An Access & Review request must be made through a licensed fingerprint vendor. The report is mailed directly to the individual’s home.