CCSO receives more than $36k in grants for fingerprinting

CHENANGO COUNTY – It was announced last week that the Chenango County Sheriff's Office and Corrections offices were awarded grant funds totaling more than $36,000 to update the county's fingerprinting equipment.

While the Corrections Division – located in the lower level of the public safety building on County Highway 46 – was outfitted with a digital LiveScan unit when opened in 2006, the operating system used to power the software has become antiquated, no longer being supported by the software manufacturer.

“The total award is for $36,262 with a 50 percent local match,” said Deputy Sheri Howe, Grant programs Administrator at CCSO. “Our current system uses Windows '98 operating system and is therefore no longer supported by Microsoft or the manufacturer of the LiveScan hardware, MorphoTrust USA.

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