Criminal History Application


OpenFox® Criminal History Records 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 Criminal History Application 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 including Arrest Events, Prosecutor Data, Dispositions, and Custody Data. The design easily supports other types of applications frequently associated with the criminal history application such as:

  • Firearm Permits
  • Protection Order Processing
  • Sex Offender Registry Data
Handcuffs and judge mallet on laptop keyboard

Additional Product Information

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 Criminal History 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 CHA also includes transactions that provide DB Object Creation and Maintenance, entry, maintenance & tracking of demographic data, Arrest Incident Data, Charges, Dispositions and Expunge management.


Arrest and 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.


AFIS/ MBIS Interface The Criminal History Application 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 Criminal History Application. 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.


Criminal History Application 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

Criminal History Application Product Sheet

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