Super Recognisers Debut at Wimbledon

Super Recognisers Debut at Wimbledon

This summer, the world-famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships saw Super Recognisers deployed for the first time. A total of five Super Recognisers worked among the various security teams to assist with identifying known individuals. The team was covert and worked hard with the rest of the skilled, highly professional personnel at Wimbledon to maintain the high standards of experience expected by visitors to this prestigious event.

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More reason for human Super Recognisers

More reason for human Super Recognisers

The UK Biometrics Commissioner has criticised that uncoordinated and, indeed “chaotic”, use of computerised facial recognition systems by several police forces in London, Manchester, South Wales and elsewhere in Britain. The failures in identification rates could be solved by having Super Recognisers as the operators of this equipment.

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Kelly Hearsey LSRA (Operations Manager – SRI Ltd) reports on her visit to a US Cold Case Conference

Kelly Hearsey LSRA (Operations Manager – SRI Ltd) reports on her visit to a US Cold Case Conference

Last month I was lucky enough to attend the American Association of Cold Cases (AISOCC) Conference in Albany, New York, USA. I found out about the conference when listening to one of the many true crime podcasts I devour every day. The conference is organised by the Founder and President of AISOCC, Detective Kenneth L Mains, a true crime hero of mine.

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International Association of Chief of Police conference - Florida

International Association of Chief of Police conference - Florida

The interim CEO of the Association, Mike Neville MCSFS, is a member of the IACP Forensic Division.  To further the knowledge of Super Recognisers in North America, Mike briefed a host of senior US police officers, law enforcement agent and military officers on the science and operational use of SRs.

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