Rhode Island Attorney General Pistol Permit Printing

On February 17th, 2017 Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) successfully implemented Rhode Island Attorney General Pistol Permit Printing.  The new functionality, provided by CPI, provides a method to automate the printing of the Concealed Handgun Permit ID Card. The OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA) system has automated the applicable printing functions to produce the pistol permit ID card. Implemented in 2016, CPI’s Criminal History Application enables the State of Rhode Island to perform reliable background checks while utilizing additional functionality to print and issue Concealed Handgun Permit Cards to authorized citizens.

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Rhode Island Attorney General Chief of BCI Investigations, William Karalis states, “Our prior process was mostly manual – however with the new concealed carry gun permit processing we generate professional driver’s license type concealed carry gun permits and store the applicants photo, signature and thumb print – this makes reprinting lost or stolen cards as easy as point and click”.

The Background checklist is an electronic form that is integrated in the OpenFox® CHA application. The OpenFox®Messenger workstation application spawns multiple queries on the individual to FBI/National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the National Law Enforcement Telecommunication’s System (NLETS), as well as Wanted/Missing Person files, Driver License, and Criminal History information. The responses are returned to the OpenFox®application, aggregated, and made available to Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) staff for review.

The automated functionality is able to generate a Pistol Permit ID Card containing the person’s ID info, photo, finger print, and signature. Next, the application gathers and creates information in a file that is sent to a card printer. When the new radio button is selected within the “Pistol Permit Tab,” a new pop-up displays the client identification information. The reviewer then imports the signature, finger print, and photo from connected devices to populate the ID card display.

Once all information is gathered, and displayed as seen here, the user is ready to review and print the permit card. All necessary data (signature, finger print, and photo) captured is retained and stored in the CHA Database.

 “With the new concealed carry gun permit functionality we have increased processing speed and developed an easy to follow audit trail of all activity associated with a concealed carry gun permit”. – William Karalis


About Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc.

Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI), with its headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL, is the proven leading provider of information sharing software systems that safeguard the public and the officers sworn to protect it. CPI is unique in its core focus on the law enforcement and criminal justice community as exemplified by the fact that the company services over one half of the law enforcement users within the United States.

CPI is a product and services company, developing exceptional products and providing acclaimed customer support. CPI is proud of the relationship we have with our clients, many going back over 30 years. The longevity of our client base is important to us and we feel this is indicative of the extremely high level of satisfaction our clients have with our products and support.  The OpenFox® Message Switching system, our core product, is the most popular system of its kind with successful installations in 31 States, seven Federal agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

To find out more about what Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) can provide for your law enforcement/criminal justice initiatives, check out our website openfox.com or contact:

Marc J. Smith
National Sales Manager
(630) 754-8820 x149