PLYMOUTH, Mass.–()–BI2 Technologies announced it has signed a 5-year, exclusive national agreement with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) to provide more than 3,000 Sheriffs across the country with its ACCESS Background Check Program™, a first-of-its-kind initiative.

Sean G. Mullin, President and CEO of BI2 Technologies said, “For more than a decade, BI2 Technologies has been honored to receive the endorsement and support of the National Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriffs across the nation have been using our iris biometric technologies to make our communities safer. Now, through this innovative partnership, BI2 Technologies will provide any Sheriff in the country who wants to participate – at no upfront cost to the Sheriff’s Office or county – with a complete background check system. This system will enable Sheriffs to provide this much needed service to the citizens of their counties at a more convenient and safe location – the local Sheriff’s Office.”

Mullin continued, “This is truly the beginning of the first national background check solution which will provide convenient, local access to state and federal systems at Sheriffs’ Offices across the nation.”

Mullin said, “We are particularly pleased that this program will also return funds to the local Sheriff’s Office to be used to address critical needs in their communities.”

Under the agreement, BI2 Technologies will also provide any participating Sheriff – again, at no upfront cost to the Sheriff or county – with its NSA-endorsed and cutting-edge Inmate Recognition and Identification System, I.R.I.S.™.

I.R.I.S.™ technology uses the human iris (the colored part around the pupil) to accurately identify a person. I.R.I.S.™ is far more accurate than a fingerprint and results are provided within seconds.

Mullin concluded, “We are proud to have this opportunity to serve the nation’s Sheriffs. It will make communities across the nation safer, while providing better, more convenient services to millions of citizens who need to get a state and/or FBI certified background check done.”

About BI2 Technologies

Biometric Intelligence & Identification Technologies (BI2 Technologies) is a privately held company based in Plymouth, Massachusetts and is a leading provider of cloud-based multi-modal biometric identity management technologies.

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