The Berlin police have completed their tests on so-called Super Recognizers in their own ranks. These tests are intended to find police officers with a special eye for faces. Only a good 1,400 officers took part, a police spokesman explained. The authority started the procedure last summer and invited all around 18,500 police officers in Berlin. The data is now being evaluated, the spokesman said.
After that, the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) takes care of the questions of who could be suitable as a super recognizer and what the corresponding operations could look like. People with this ability have a special talent for recognizing faces and thereby identifying people. So far, however, there has been little experience with super recognizers in police work, the spokesman noted.