ERIC Number: ED344109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Training Videos.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC. National Crime Information Center.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) maintains a set of computerized files of documented criminal justice information reported by a network of over 60,000 participating national, regional, state, and local agencies. The files, dealing with wanted persons, missing persons, unidentified persons, and stolen property, are accessible through police radios, dispatch personnel, and NCIC terminals. The service operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, on a host computer system with telecommunications lines to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Through this cooperative network, law enforcement agencies have direct online access to more than 20 million records organized in the following files: (1) Wanted Person; (2) Missing Person; (3) Unidentified Person; (4) Foreign Fugitive; (5) U.S. Secret Service Protective File; (6) Vehicle; (7) License Plate; (8) Securities; (9) Gun; (10) Boat; (11) Article; (12) Interstate Identification Index; and (13) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Violent Felon File. NCIC has produced a set of training videotapes, ranging from 5 to 16 minutes in length, to augment state and local programs to train personnel in NCIC security, procedures, data input, and online access. The training videos are available in the following eight groups: A18852 NCIC Overview for Law Enforcement Officials (LEOs); A18853 NCIC Vehicle File for LEOs, NCIC Vehicle File--The Winning Team, and NCIC Boat File; A18854 NCIC Hit Confirmation for the Patrol Officer, NCIC Validation Policy, and NCIC Responsibilities for the Agency Administrator; A18855 NCIC and Missing Children, NCIC Unidentified Person File, and NCIC Wanted Person File for LEOs; A18856 NCIC Packing the Record for LEOs and NCIC Investigative Off-Line Search; A18971 NCIC Interstate Identification Index (III) and NCIC System Security; A19068 NCIC/ATF Violent Felon File and NCIC Gun File; and A19110 NCIC Delayed Inquiry Program and NCIC Missing and Unidentified "Updating the Record." (WTB)
Descriptors: Crime, Crime Prevention, Databases, Information Networks, Information Systems, Law Enforcement, Police Action, Police Education, Training
National Audiovisual Center, Customer Service Section, 8700 Edgeworth Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743-3701, (301) 763-1896 ($35.00 per VHS tape; use group order number cited in abstract).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC. National Crime Information Center.