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UK’s West Midlands Police Uses QR Codes to Arrest Suspects

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The West Midlands Police in the UK is soliciting the help of citizens in its fight against crime through quick response codes. The QR codes, found on various billboards, allows people to point wanted criminals to the police and therefore help in the arrest of these outlaws.

How does the QR code work?

Scanners are taken to a section of the police department’s site, also called a “rogues gallery,” where they will be able to view photos or images of crime suspects. These suspects are linked to various criminal cases, such as assaults, burglaries, and drug dealings, through forensic evidence.

Through QR codes, people will be able to familiarize themselves with the police’s list of suspected criminals and therefore be able to alert officers in case they have spotted one or in case they know of a particular suspect’s whereabouts. Once a criminal is arrested, detectives would be able to question him about his involvement in a particular case.

The West Midlands Police is hoping that by using of QR codes and by asking for the people’s participation and support, they will be able to speed up their arrest process.

Not the first

The West Midlands Police is not the first police department to employ QR codes. Many police departments have turned to these two-dimensional matrix barcodes in their effort to maintain peace and order, uphold the law, catch thieves, minimize accidents, find missing persons, or simply to inform the public.

BeQrious has written about the Vancouver Police Department and its use of QR codes to find and catch a serial sex attacker.

We have also written about the Portsmouth Police and how it uses QR codes to disseminate information to Portsmouth residents and also the Stoughton Police Department and the codes it used to take people to its website.

And then there’s the Boca Raton Police Department, which has cooperated with local retailers in putting up QR codes in store windows in order to remind people about locking their vehicles or watching over their valuables.

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