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Hill County Sheriff's Office gets new equipment

Approved to buy fingerprint scanner, will be reimbursed

The Hill County Commission approved the purchase of a new inkless iTouch Biometrics fingerprint scanner for the Hill County Sheriff’s Office at a meeting Tuesday.

Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross said his department is part of the U.S. Marshals Sexual and Violent Offenders Task Force, meaning they help enforce compliance of laws that require said offenders to register, which would be the primary use of the scanner.

Ross said the scanner can also be for general use, helping anyone register for other things that require a fingerprint.

He said they have a scanner installed in the Hill County Detent...


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