Bismarck Police Department gets new equipment to track sex offenders

BISMARCK, N.D. - A $2,800 grant from The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation to the Bismarck Police Department will bring a new way to track sex offenders.

It tracks offenders through a two finger print identification process. Which then goes into the BCI database.

"A lot of us in records are the ones that do the registration. And then we have to rely on somebody else tracking them down and having the time available to print them. Where now they don't have to leave our little room where we do the registration cause we can do the fingerprint scan right there," said BPD Records Supervisor Tara Axtman.

The Bismarck City Commission will decide Tuesday if police can move forward with the new system.