VIPER® replaced the old style live “line up” Identification parade with a simple video process that uses volunteer video clips as “stand-ins” and is used all over the UK to help the Police bring criminals to justice.

A video identification parade is a short film shown to a witness as part of a Police investigation into an incident. The film shows the suspect and a number of volunteers moving their head from left to right, appearing against a similar grey background.

To provide a database of volunteer images, it is important to represent all age ranges, gender and ethnic appearance. Thousands of people need to be recorded to make this possible and this is why VIPER® asks the public to assist by volunteering.

Without the help of ordinary members of the general public VIPER® would not be able to assist the Criminal Justice System and more importantly victims of crime.