Potter County Takes Part in ID Pilot Program

Potter County Judge Arthur Ware
Potter County Judge Arthur Ware

Potter County is just one of 10 in the state participating in a identification pilot program.

The county will be installing machines inside eight court rooms that will fingerprint accused who show up to court to ensure the person is who they say they are.

Potter County Judge Arthur Ware says, "It should save money and especially time. For an example if we have to send someone to the jail for all of this to take place, it's going to take more time to do that, where as they can do it inside the court with the Bailiffs at the desk."

The new machines will now take a digital scan of the persons hands, instead of the old system of using ink and rolling the hands.

The Texas Department of Transportation will be keeping the prints and supplying the funding for the systems.