MugShot System


The MugShot System manages all aspects of capturing, categorizing and printing mugshots obtained during the intake/booking process. The system supports the capture and linking of multiple mugshots and Scars, Marks and Tattoos to a single intake. The mugshot system can be used stand alone or integrates with the booking software (IR) to eliminate redundant data entry steps and to the RID system to support search capabilities. Viewing of mugshots is immediately available to all authorized NORIS terminals.

This system allows any authorized users on the NORIS network to view and print color or black and white mugshots. The mugshot application is used by select police departments and all detention facilities that use the IR application.

Mugshot Success Story

By introducing the NORIS Mugshot System, the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office has realized an annual savings of $40,000 through the elimination of costs for film, processing, and chemicals from their departmental budget. In addition, the office has also experienced substantial savings in personnel expenditures with the increased efficiency of the new process.

The NORIS Mugshot System digitally records arrestee and inmate mugshots, linking them with physical description, charges, RID number, and other data. An unlimited number of digital images can be linked to records, such as scars, marks, tattoos, and injuries. The digital mugshots are integrated into the NORIS network and users are able to access the information when needed. Mugshots are now available 24/7 to authorized users in the system.

— Sheriff’s Office, Lucas County