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I wouldn't doubt it. Just before I left my position at the sheriff's office last year, we had just upgraded to the new computer/scanner like finger print machines. The computer stores your fingerprints and you can then print them out on the fingerprint cards for nice clean finger prints. No ink smudges or smears to worry about. And if you mess up your finger rolls, well you can just do one click on the mouse to recapture the appropriate appendange, unlike the old way where you would have to trash the entire card and begin again.

It is really quick and easy and a blessing when your dealing with uncooperative inmates at booking time.

Oh and one more thing, I don't know about other counties computerized fingerprint machines, but the one I worked with you could also do a NCIS check simultaneously to both the GBI and FBI and have the results back by the time you're done capturing fingerprints. I do know from the GBI agent that was training us on how to use the machines that they are pushing all county police and sheriff departments to upgrade to the new system.
 

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In the age of computer and broadband communications, the time frame you suggested is quite possible. Also it would be possible to implement a real time status check on a GFL to see whether or not it is currently valid and if the holder had committed any disqualifying crimes since the issuance/renewal of his/her license. The problem is getting the counties to shell out the money for a system that the GBI is pushing for. It seems a little state assistance should be in order to make this happen and not to leave the burden completely upon the counties.
 
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