FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division

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The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (or CJIS) is a division of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) located in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. The CJIS was established in February 1992 and is the largest division in the FBI.[1][2]

According to the FBI, the CJIS is a high-tech hub providing state-of-the-art tools and services to law enforcement, national security/intelligence community partners, and the general public.[1]

CJIS Overview[edit]

Aerial shot of the CJIS building in Clarksburg, West Virginia in 2009
FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division

The CJIS Division is the largest division of the FBI Science and Technology Branch and is located in a half million square foot main facility on a 986-acre (4.0 km²) tract in Clarksburg, West Virginia. CJIS services located at this site include the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), LEO Enterprise Portal (LEO-EP), National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), and the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx).[1]

The mission of CJIS is to reduce terrorist and criminal activities by maximizing the ability to provide timely and relevant criminal justice information to the FBI and to qualified law enforcement, criminal justice, civilian, academic, employment, and licensing agencies concerning individuals, stolen property, criminal organizations/activities, and other law enforcement-related data.[1]

Here statisticians compile vast amounts of data from law enforcement into a series of regular reports detailing the state of crime in communities across the country.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)". FBI Services. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "FBI Announces Full Operational Capability of the Next Generation Identification System". FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Federal Bureau of Investigation. September 15, 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2018. The CJIS Division serves as the focal point and central repository for criminal justice information services within the FBI. Formed in February 1992, CJIS is the largest division within the FBI and is responsible for the management of six major programs: Biometric Identification Services, the National Crime Information Center, the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal, and the National Data Exchange.

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