Recently, the research to handle face information with computer is being done. Therefore, how to search the face area automatically is very important. For this problem, there are many problem to get the faces. However these researches are for color image. There are few research using the near-infrared camera,. The purpose of this research is to recognize a face with an near-infrared camera. The face detection that used images from near-infrared camera is comparatively difficult to be don, because they are gray scale images. In this paper, the filter by using GA is designed, and the method of detecting the face and the position from the near-infrared images is proposed. It is demonstratet that our approach is effective for vehicle driver monitoring.