• Program manager:
  • Valerie Hampton
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Livescan Expenditure Program for Fiscal Year 2020

As a result of the recent state legislative session, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has received an appropriation to assist local law enforcement agencies with costs associated with the purchase or lease of a livescan device. This webpage is designed to inform agencies of the details related to the disbursement of this appropriation. The three primary areas are:

  1. Provide assistance to agencies that currently have a livescan device that is under a current maintenance agreement or the Livescan As A Service (LAAS) program.
  2. Provide assistance to agencies in which their sole criminal livescan device has been deemed End of Life (EOL) as of January 1, 2020.
  3. An application process for a new/replacement criminal livescan device to agencies wishing to acquire one.

Starting with the current maintenance/LAAS the following will be the process by which these invoices will be handled:

  • The MSHP will work with the livescan provider, Idemia, to obtain a listing of all invoices payable during FY20 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020).
  • The MSHP will utilize this list to generate a payment to Idemia for those invoices due between September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
  • For those agencies that will or have received an invoice from Idemia due between July 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019 contact will be made directly by MSHP to either reimburse the agency, if already paid, or pay Idemia directly using the same process as above.
  • The maximum amount provided for each agency will not exceed $6,625.00 and will cover one criminal livescan device per agency. If an agency has multiple devices, the cost of the most expensive invoice, maintenance and/or LAAS, will be paid not to exceed the maximum amount of $6,625.00.
  • Any remaining invoice amounts over the $6,625.00, or for multiple devices, will be the responsibility of the agency.
  • Once payment has been made, the MSHP will provide each agency with a letter outlining the amount paid to Idemia on their behalf.

The MSHP has identified all the current EOL criminal livescans currently submitting records to the Central Repository and agencies which this is their only criminal livescan. MSHP staff will contact each agency directly to discuss options on obtaining a replacement device. The replacement criteria will be the same as current non-livescan participating agencies requesting a device through the application process. The discussions and follow up actions with these agencies will be completed no later than August 31, 2019. Qualified replacement livescans will be ordered in the month of September 2019 to ensure delivery and installation prior to the EOL date of January 1, 2020.

*Agencies are required to have and maintain a dedicated network connection, via a MPLS dedicated circuit or a Lan-to-Lan tunnel connection. If you have questions regarding your agency’s connection, please e-mail ICTDHelp@mshp.dps.mo.gov.

Agencies which do not currently have a criminal livescan will be able to apply for one through the following process:

  • Complete the application form found HERE and submit the form to the following email address, livescans@mshp.dps.mo.gov.
  • The application will be reviewed to determine if the agency qualifies based on the application information submitted and past criminal card submissions to the Central Repository.
  • The application process will be open from September 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019.
  • The maximum amount provided by the plan for the procurement of a livescan will not exceed $6,625.00 for either a purchase or LAAS. The exception to this amount will be for any agency requiring a cabinet for the livescan, this additional one-time cost of the cabinet, manufactured by Missouri Vocational Enterprises, will be paid by the plan.
  • All new livescan orders will be submitted to Idemia to ensure delivery and installation prior to the end of FY20.

LAAS vs Livescan Purchase cost considerations. Click Here

As with any state appropriation, there is no guarantee future appropriations will be provided for purchase, lease, or maintenance of livescan devices. Acceptance of this assistance should be with the understanding your agency assumes responsibility for all future associated costs when purchasing a device with subsequent maintenance, or upon entering a LAAS contract with Idemia.

Agencies are encouraged to consider pursing a local ordinance that is allowed under 488.5026, RSMo. This statute allows the collection of a $2.00 fee for every conviction in the jurisdiction for the purpose of maintaining “biometric verification systems”. Jurisdictions that have enacted local ordinances pursuant to this statute have reported that the fees collected provide them with a funding stream for biometric-related expenses, which include livescan devices, Fast ID devices, maintenance/lease expenses, and network connectivity.
Here is a sample of an enacted ordiance implementing the provisions of the statute for reference:

Ordinance Example