MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Identix Incorporated, the world's leading multi-biometric technology company, announced that it was selected by the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center to provide statewide electronic fingerprinting services and related processing for licensing and employment purposes for the state of Michigan. Pursuant to state and federal laws requiring applicant background checks, Identix Identification Services (IIS) was certified to provide its complete suite of electronic fingerprinting services to employers and governmental agencies throughout Michigan that are authorized to submit fingerprint-based criminal history checks for job applicants and licensees. IIS and one other company are the only companies certified by the Michigan State Police to provide these services throughout the State. According to the Michigan State Police, the State currently has requirements to process fingerprint-based background checks on approximately 100,000 applicants per year. New legislation is expected to add an additional 150,000 applicants per year in the near future. Once operational, Michigan agencies, businesses and applicants will be able to schedule a fingerprinting appointment at one of IIS' Michigan fingerprinting centers by calling 866-226-2952 or via the IIS website at www.identix.com/iis. In addition to its most recent statewide win in Michigan, IIS provides statewide electronic fingerprinting services to California, Illinois and Tennessee.
"We have seen growth in the demand for fingerprint services in the commercial, enterprise, and state and local government sectors," said Identix President & CEO Dr. Joseph J. Atick. "With more states passing legislation mandating fingerprint background checks for additional job categories, we believe Identix Identification Services' business is well positioned to continue to grow."