Fingerprint identification is one of the most important criminal investigation tools. The digital fingerprinting system reduces error rates and provides instant feedback. A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger. Human fingerprints are detailed, nearly unique and difficult to alter. An individual’s fingerprint images and demographic data (name, sex, race & date of birth etc.) in a digitized format that can be transmitted to the state central repository “Michigan State Police” (MSP), Bureau of Identification (BOI) for processing over a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Once received at the BOI for processing, the inquiry can then be forwarded to the FBI electronically for processing. All of this occurs within minutes and results in a bio metric identification of an individual with little or no human intervention. The fingerprinting process results will take approximately 24-72 hours.