CPI OpenFox has enhanced the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Query Wanted (QW) transactions and NCIC Query (QH) transactions to their current OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) to notify a configured group when a query result is flagged as a Violent Offender.
CPI modified the OpenFox Message Switch processing configurations QW and QH transactions to query Computerized Criminal History (CCH) with specific attributes and then notify a distribution list when a user receives a hit on a Violent Offender. This project utilized existing Violent Offender Flag business rules and processing previously implemented by RIAG.
OpenFox® Message Switch Configurations
CPI implemented the following configuration changes on the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) OpenFox Message Switch and the RIAG OpenFox Gateway systems:
- Configured a new message key (MKE) for notification queries that routes to the CCH by specific attributes.
- Modified the current MKE configurations to spawn a new notification query transaction
CCH Database Configurations
When the OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) receives a VNQ search, the system processes the query transaction following the existing Violent Offender Flag business rules and processing:
- If the search results in a “hit” in CCH and the record is flagged as a Violent Offender, then the application captures the type of query that resulted in the hit and sends an email notification to the configured list.
- If the search results in a “hit” in CCH and the record is not flagged as a Violent Offender, then no notification is sent.
- If the search results in a “no-hit” in CCH, the application will not examine the Violent Offender Flag and no notification is sent
- The CCH query response is suppressed and no return is sent to the end-user originating the query.