The Times West Virginian

July 17, 2014

FBI working to support law enforcement agencies

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

CLARKSBURG — Stephen L. Morris, the new assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, is working with programs that support law enforcement across the country.

Morris, who officially came to Clarksburg around mid-May to take on his new role, met with members of the media during a special session at the facility Thursday afternoon.

He has nearly 26 years of experience, as a special agent and in management positions in various locations, with the FBI. This is the third time he has been assigned to the CJIS Division, which he has been associated with since 2005.

Everything that the CJIS Division does is fingerprint-based and biometrics-based.

The division is in the process of constructing a new 360,000 square foot Biometrics Technology Center across the street from its existing building. The center, which is expected for completion in about a year, will put all of the CJIS Division’s biometrics programs under one roof.

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