Division of Criminal Justice Services


In 1962, the Division of Identification was absorbed by the newly formed New York State Identification and Intelligence System. In 1972, NYSIIS merged with several other State bureaus into the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Throughout this century, New York's Division of Identification continued to be the only identification bureau in the entire world to use the system of fingerprint classification devised by James and Edward Parke.

It was not until 1993, with the installation of the Statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (SAFIS), that the American Classification formula became obsolete.

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