Contractor Personnel Background Checks was written by members of the IJIS Institute Criminal Justice Information Services Program Advisory Committee (CPAC) and the Public Safety Technical Standards Committee (IPSTSC). The purpose of this paper is to note the shortcomings and gaps in practice that have been observed in the current Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) policy. The IJIS Institute and its members understand and support the need for background checks. Observations on the current policy are collectively drawn on the experience of IJIS Institute member companies.
- Bruce Kelling, Athena Advanced Networks
- Vijay Mehra, KYM Advisors
- Dwight Hunter, Hunter Research
- David Gavin, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- Steve Hoggard, Spillman Technologies
- Robert Turner, CommSys Incorporated
- Tom Dewey, Advanced Justice Solutions
- Michael Smith, Spillman Technologies
- Greg Trump, Senior Project Manager and Committee Liaison
The CPAC advisory committee defines a role for industry and, in particular, IJIS Institute member companies in collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and state-level agencies to improve, expand, and make viable the National Incident-Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS) and National Data Exchange (N-DEx). It is the goal of the committee, through a close working relationship with the FBI, to assist industry in responding to the needs of state and local law enforcement agencies in meeting national incident-based reporting requirements. It is also the goal of this committee to encourage and arm industry with relevant information so that industry, working with state and local agencies, may increase knowledge and support of the program.
The IJIS Public Safety Technical Standards Committee (IPSTSC) broadens industry involvement in the vetting and endorsement of standards for public safety technologies and develops the technical standards needed to support information exchanges between computer aided dispatch, records, and other justice computer systems in prosecutor, corrections, and court agencies.
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The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve critical information sharing for those who provide public safety and administer justice in our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technology assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to nearly 200 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.ijis.org.