Danville Police Department update fingerprinting machines

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DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - The Danville Police Department is upgrading its fingerprinting equipment thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The department is receiving more than $21,000 to update the machines, which will allow fingerprints to be processed faster and more efficiently.

The department's current fingerprinting machines still work, but Lt. Mike Wallace said upgrading to a newer version is never a bad idea.

"When you're fingerprinting somebody, you want the best quality prints you can get," Lt. Wallace emphasized. "The machine will allow us to get those good quality prints. Also, the transfer of those prints electronically to the state police."

Machines are located at the police department, the city jail and juvenile court.

Wallace said it was unclear Wednesday if all of the machines would be upgraded.

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