West Virginia Chooses IDEMIA for Background Check Fingerprinting

Reston, Va., November 10, 2022 – IDEMIA, the leading biometric solutions provider for state and local agencies, announced today that the State of West Virginia, has awarded the company a five-year contract to support fingerprint capture for a wide range of state services which require individuals undergo a criminal background check.  The contract includes three additional one-year renewal options.

IDEMIA’s contract covers electronic fingerprinting services to qualified agencies, organizations, or individuals for non-criminal justice licensing, employment purposes, licensing or for volunteer activities in accordance with federal and West Virginia laws that require criminal background checks.

“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 West Virginia 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, Senior Vice President, Justice and Public Safety, IDEMIA North America

“IDEMIA had the proposal that provided the best overall performance and value to provide fingerprint-based criminal history checks are required for a variety of occupations and use permits. This new solution will be more convenient and efficient service to residents across West Virginia,” commented .

Jaclyn McClung, Director of the Criminal Identification Bureau of the West Virginia State Police

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 IdentityWithIntegrity.com.

For more information, visit http://www.na.idemia.com or follow @IDEMIA_NA on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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