Posted by: Blue
When a person is fingerprinted for a criminal offence, their fingerprints are numbered. Canada wide, the number is known as an FPS number for Finger Print Serial Number. Our service has its own serial number for each person. Generally, on a first offence, it will take some time to have the fingerprints numbered federally. If the charges are stayed prior to obtaining an FPS number, typically the person only has "inside" numbers for our service, rather than "outside" numbers as well. When they have both, they are often referred to as an FPS-er.
When we run people on the computer, generally a red-flag is when they have numbers.
Me: "Did you run this guy?"
JT: "Ya. He's got numbers. I'm just checking what they're for."