MSHP Upgrades MACHS Portal Name Search

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has been actively using the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Portal for several years. With the help of CPI (Computer Projects of Illinois), the new updates ensure the management and execution of name searches align with the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system’s current workflow. This project has aligned name searches done in-person at the MSHP Public Window or sent in through the mail with the current online name search process. 

The project synergized the separate Name Search workflows for an entry that originated through the MACHS Portal and manually entered searches performed by MSHP personnel into a cohesive process more in line with the current CCH.  CPI Engineers created a new data entry method for name searches into the overall CCH workflow.  This required additional screen development within the CCH Client including back-end support for data entry and communication with the CCH DB.

The implementation provides the MSHP CCH Admin personnel the ability to electronically enter requests presented at the Public Window for walk-ins or for mailed-in name search requests.

The MACHS Portal is a version of the CPI solution called OpenFox® iRAP (Internet Record Access Portal).

About OpenFox® iRAP:

OpenFox® iRAP (Internet Record Access Portal) leverages Internet technology with your existing Criminal History infrastructure to provide an efficient and cost-effective delivery system for open record requests.

iRAP Features:

  • Uncluttered and User-friendly GUI design
  • Supports Business, Agency, and Individual Users
  • Supports On-line or Batch submissions
  • Criminal record searches are specified by Name, and Date-of-Birth and/or Social Security Number, and additional names (e.g., maiden)
  • Employs persistent shopping cart functionality
  • Immediate Payment and Monthly Email Billing Options
  • Implements an expiration policy for criminal record viewing
  • Daily email statistics to monitor usage and pending requests
  • Full cycle transaction and dissemination logging
  • A Service to the Community that provides a Significant Revenue Stream

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