Authorized law enforcement in Pennsylvania can access the state’s Justice Network to access critical information for investigations. The JNET Facial Recognition System allows about 500 of JNET’s 40,000 users (local, state and federal law enforcement) to narrow down their search for a suspect by comparing images from sources such as surveillance footage and social media sites against a statewide criminal database of 3.5 million photos, according to Government Technology.

To broaden its image comparison capabilities, in May, JNET’s technology was integrated with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s facial recognition system, adding the ID photos of 36 million drivers.