Police Begin Using Eye Scans


James Burke

These eye scans will assist in capturing criminals more efficiently.

Samantha Valero, Staff Writer

Recently, police around the world have been using technologies that we may consider old, such as paper databases and fingerprints. Now instead of using fingerprints, the world is taking a step forward by attempting to use eye scanners and digitalizing their case files and data.

Jessica's eye has been scanned
Samantha Valero
Jessica’s eye has been scanned

The usage of fingerprints is everywhere, but that ink trick is becoming less popular. Every person has an individual fingerprint; no one has the same one. Now, they’ve found that it is the same with the iris of your eyes.

“I really believe that eye scans can help the future one day at a time, by solving crimes or choosing police officers; there is nothing it cannot do,” junior Emily Hernandez said.

With new databases, there are going to be case files online, organized in one domain instead of various filing cabinets all around the offices. Furthermore, people have been working on building something that is more time efficient to officers working with time-sensitive crimes, or generally in a regular place. Just like fingerprints, eyes are also individualized, no matter what color eye you have. As everyone has their own individual iris, police may now use these to identify criminals very soon.

“That’s really creepy. I don’t know if I want to have my eye scanned; it seems weird,” junior Jimmy Gusman said.

With old technology being replaced, it makes room for these new and improved eye scans. This revolutionary technology will give the police a new way to see you.