May "County Magazine" Spotlights Fingerprint Technology


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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April 30, 2004

 

May "County Magazine" Spotlights Fingerprint Technology, Farmers Markets and the Volunteer Fairfax Service Awards

Tune in to Channel 16 in May to learn about the latest crime-solving technology, where to get the best fresh produce and who is being honored for outstanding community service.

A fingerprint left at the scene of a brutal murder can link a suspect to that crime in minutes regardless of where the crime happened or where the killer lives within the Washington metropolitan region. That’s the result of a partnership between police agencies that began 25 years ago when Fairfax County and neighboring jurisdictions created the joint fingerprint identification system NOVARIS (The Northern Virginia Regional Identification System).

Fingerprint identification technology is not only available to the Police Department, it’s now showing up in retail stores across Fairfax County and is changing the way consumers shop. The next time you’re in the checkout line, don’t be surprised if the clerk asks, “will that be cash, credit or biopay?”

Also featured on the May edition of “County Magazine” are Fairfax County farmers markets – bustling marketplaces alive with the abundant sights, sounds and smells of an open air produce market – and the Volunteer Fairfax 12th annual Fairfax County Service Awards.

“County Magazine,” with host Gail Eskew, can be viewed on cable Channel 16 each Monday at 7 p.m., Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The program may also be viewed on the Internet at anytime during the month through Channel 16’s video-on-demand service at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dtcs/channel16/vstream.htm. For more information about “County Magazine” or any of the other award-winning Channel 16 programs, call 703-324-5930, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dtcs/channel16.

The winner of 13 CableACE Awards and over 100 other national awards for video excellence, Channel 16 provides high quality information and educational programming to the residents of Fairfax County. Channel 16 programming includes live meeting coverage of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals as well as regular programs such as “Consumer Focus,” “Parks Plus+” and “Senior Times.”


 

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