Computerized Criminal History

The CPI OpenFox® NextGen Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Application is an easy-to-use tool that provides complete integration with other records for full-cycle tracking and reporting of criminal history. It allows information sharing with external systems such as MBIS, Administrative Offices of the Courts, States Attorneys, and Departments of Corrections. This application also allows states to support national data formats such as the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) Interstate Identification Index.

Features Overview

The OpenFox CCH is organized around a central repository that manages all the personal and identification data as well as the creation, maintenance and dissemination of criminal history information. This information includes arrest events, prosecutor data, dispositions and custody data, among others.

The design easily supports the integration of other types of applications frequently associated with criminal history applications, such as:

  • Firearm permits
  • Protection order processing
  • Sex offender registry data
  • And many others
handcuffs and gavel on a keyboard representing a criminal history application

NextGen CCH Product Sheet

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OpenFox® Criminal History Application architecture diagram

Additional Product Capabilities

A Relational Database Management System such as Oracle or MS Sequel Server is used to manage the application data. General capabilities:

  • Interfaces with the Administrative Office of the Courts [AOC] to obtain Disposition Data.
  • Interfaces with the Department of Corrections for population information related to intake, criminal activity, and release for inclusion in a person’s history.
  • NCIC Interstate Identification Index (Triple I) and National Fingerprint File (NFF) functionality support.
  • Machine-Readable Disposition [MRD] support. Dispositions can also be forwarded to NCIC using the DSP transaction support.
  • The workstation includes the capability and support for message switch transactions, batch & offline tasks, and reporting capabilities for task management and execution.


Application Screen

The CCH Application provides an attractive, easy-to-use, and efficient interface for the user while meeting NCIC and State Security Policies. There is a single, unique master person-definition entry that maintains the personal demographic data for an individual. Dissemination and distribution feature support for transaction exchanges between NLETS, NCIC, and field user functions. The business and data management processes are implemented as robust stored procedures. The OpenFox CCH also includes transactions that provide DB Object Creation and Maintenance, entry, maintenance & tracking of demographic data, Arrest Incident Data, Charges, Dispositions and Expunge management.

identification tab for the OpenFox® Criminal History Application system

Arrest & Disposition Screen

Interstate Identification Index [III] and National Fingerprint File [NFF] Compliance The III transactions such as CHR, PIR, NPR, MSO, SSO, and others are managed and processed including any required database updates. Standard Rap Sheet The GJXDM standard Rap Sheet is generated when responding to a dissemination request. If the response is destined to the Nlets system it will be delivered in GJXDM or another form of XML to XML capable destinations. In other cases, the message will be converted to presentation format utilizing Style Sheet processing. Digital Mugshot Capability The storage, retrieval, and display mechanisms are based on those employed and are compatible with the NCIC 2000 image management capabilities.

arrest charges tab for OpenFox® Messenger Workstation

Information Sharing Interface

AFIS/ MBIS Interface The NextGen CCH supports an automated interface to an AFIS/MBIS system connecting by methods such as web services, database table to database table, legacy text, or utilizing NIST formatted transactions, which includes electronic fingerprint card data submission to the CCH. Database searches also return demographic data to the AFIS. Public Access to Computerized Criminal Histories [CCH] Information An interface or Web service can be implemented that manages requests from an Internet-accessible server to deliver limited criminal history information to public requests.

OpenFox® criminal history information application displaying charges against an individual

Computerized Criminal History In Action

This OpenFox® product is currently in use by:

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Rhode Island Attorney General
  • West Virginia State Police
  • And Many More
a West Virginia state police car outside of a police office

Want To Know More?

If you are looking to acquire a criminal history records application that is CJIS compliant and offers quick, reliable information delivery, contact CPI OpenFox today. Feel free to reach out to us for more information about our NextGen CCH or to get started with implementation.

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