Biometric Identification Award Videos

The FBI Biometric Identification Award, formerly known as the Latent Hit of the Year Award, was created in response to a request from the local and state law enforcement community for more details on major violent crime cases solved with the assistance of the Bureau’s Next Generation Identification System.

The award, which goes to an outstanding latent examiner or officer who worked the case, is presented annually at the International Association for Identification conference. If you are interested in submitting a success story for consideration as a Biometric Identification Award recipient, contact the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division at For more information, watch the videos and read the stories below.