South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chooses IDEMIA for Background Check Fingerprinting

IDEMIA, the leading biometric solutions provider for state and local agencies, announced today that the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, has awarded the company a seven-year contract to support fingerprint capture for a wide range of state services which require individuals undergo a criminal background check.

IDEMIA’s contract covers electronic fingerprinting services to qualified agencies, organizations, or individuals for non-criminal justice licensing, employment purposes or for volunteer positions in accordance with federal and South Carolina laws that require criminal background checks. The technology will also support the concealed weapon permit application process. 

“States nationwide are performing criminal background checks for a wide range of jobs and activities which includes fingerprinting. Our technology brings the best in biometrics to South Carolina to deliver more seamless operations, quicker turnaround times and tighter security, as it serves the needs of its citizens who need to obtain a background check.”

Casey Mayfield

IDEMIA delivers expertise deeply rooted in biometric technology, specifically, the secure capture and transmission of electronic fingerprints for employment, certification, licensing and other verification purposes. The company is a trusted and authorized service provider for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and one of the few companies approved to submit fingerprints to the FBI as well as receive criminal history record information back from the FBI.

More broadly, IDEMIA is the trusted provider to thousands of state and county agencies for secure enrollment, issuance, and verification of physical and digital identity credentials which enable interactions with government agencies, ensuring greater citizen inclusion and the delivery of mission-critical services. 

About IDEMIA I&S North America
IDEMIA I&S is a leader in identity security and authentication services to governments and private companies, operating in North America. Our mission is to help people access what matters most more quickly, more safely, and more securely, in both the physical and the digital worlds. Our best-in-class technology helps to authenticate and secure physical and digital transactions. IDEMIA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) as a top-ranking participant in the Institute’s passenger facilitation simulation testing as well as in its regular Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) rankings, reinforcing the trustworthiness and reliability of IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions for government and consumers alike. Learn more at

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