Interstate Photo System


Interstate Photo System (IPS) is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Government Data Store of all photos received with tenprint transactions, by qualifying submission or bulk submission, when verified with an existing tenprint record.

Interstate Photo System is part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) Identity Correlation.

Interstate Photo System permits broader acceptance and use of photos by allowing:

  • More photo sets per FBI record for criminal subjects.
  • Bulk submission of photos maintained at US States repositories.
  • Submission of photos other than facial (i.e., scars, marks, tattoo, symbols).


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