In 2016, BIU completed a significant upgrade of state-owned AFIS with the implementation of Idemia/MorphoTrak`s Morpho biometric identification solution (MorphoBIS). The MorphoBIS AFIS offers faster record processing and enhanced print correspondence capabilities of digital print records received 24 hours a day from the reservation point to the State Identification Office (SBI) using live digital scanning devices and cup photos. This procedure allows for rapid identification while a suspect is still in custody. At the end of the identification process, the suspect`s criminal record in New Jersey is automatically created and/or updated, and fingerprints and palm prints are then electronically submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation`s Next Generation Identification (NGI) for a national search. The digital cup photo is stored in SBI`s central repository, where it can be shared and viewed by the entire law enforcement community. Saved cup photos are used for facial recognition comparisons and digital cup photo constellations and feed into the Sex Offender Watch registry. Designs custom computer applications to meet the needs of the Department of State and law enforcement agencies. Coordinate program development and maintenance with the Project Management Office. The implementation and effective use of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) has enabled the unit to fulfill its mandate by processing crime fingerprints and non-criminal licences and employment in a timely and accurate manner. The Automated Fingerprint Information System is a computerized scanning system for storing and comparing fingerprints and palm prints. Since its inception in May 1990, AFIS has proven to be one of the most significant advances in law enforcement technology. This entity also manages the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry (NJSOR) software. CRICU reviews sex offender records filed by the twenty-one district attorney`s offices to ensure accuracy, completeness, and publication on the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry website under the NJSP.ORG of Public Safety.
As required by Megan`s Law, the PRICU provides sex offender records to the Federal Convicted Sex Offender Registry (FDORF). ICRUIC helps create computerized criminal history records (CCH) from criminal decision data extracted from automated criminal decision databases. This unit also stores DNA data from the state police laboratory system in the CCH dataset for law enforcement to access for investigative purposes. An SBI is the equivalent of a state to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but it can also include an investigative jurisdiction similar to that of other federal law enforcement agencies. SBIs investigate all types of cases assigned to them by their state laws and generally report to their state attorney general or, in some cases, directly to their state governor. The UCR Analysis Unit partnered with the Bureau of Justice Statistics after receiving a grant to fund the state`s transition to the FBI`s National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), a more comprehensive platform for collecting crime statistics. The NJSP is implementing a new NIBRS DUC standard in 2019 that will kick-start the certification process for the state of New Jersey to comply with the new federal reporting standard. Starting in 2019, New Jersey law enforcement will begin submitting NIBRS data to the state repository, which can then be used to analyze crime data, identify patterns and trends, and potentially use them for predictive policing. To support law enforcement agencies across the state, the Biometric Identification Unit (BIU) has three (3) sites capable of processing latent crime scene fingerprint submissions: The Vehicle Operations and Deployment Unit identifies mobile information technology solutions that have strategic value to the division`s business and law enforcement activities. Members of the Department of Identification and Information Technology are instrumental in providing technology services to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Whether developing and implementing leading-edge applications, e-publishing crime statistics, or using mapping to identify high-crime areas, this section allows the Department to remain at the forefront of national efforts to better utilize today`s technological advances to combat crime.
SBIs may also exist independently or within a Department of Public Security or the State Department of Justice (an umbrella agency that coordinates and/or controls the various law enforcement agencies at the state level) or a state police force (which is a general law enforcement agency). As of September 2020, 707 live scanning devices were in use across the country. Almost every full-time law enforcement agency in New Jersey is equipped with a live scanning device. In addition, 580 agencies are equipped with cup photo equipment and 356 agencies submit palm prints. Almost all criminal fingerprints, handprints and photos of cups are transmitted electronically to SBI and NGI. New Jersey is one of twenty states participating in the National Fingerprint File (NFF) program, which allows the electronic transfer of federal Interstate Identification Index (III) records directly from that state. The CNICU maintains the Central Drug Registry for law enforcement background checks and retains all records of the firearms licensing system for application and registration purposes. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey consists of two distinct units: the UCR Compliance Unit and the UCR Analysis Unit. The two units work together to collect, analyze and publish UCR data for the state of New Jersey. The UCR Compliance Unit is responsible for collecting and compiling crime statistics reported by all state law enforcement agencies. Annual training and instructions, periodic audits, and statistical reviews are conducted by the UCR Compliance Unit to ensure that high-quality crime statistics and data are submitted by all New Jersey law enforcement agencies. Once collected, the UCR Analysis Unit analyzes UCR data, including supplementary reports for all nationally reported incidents of domestic violence, bias, hijacking and assault weapons.
MontanaInvestigative Support OfficeCriminal Investigations DivisionMontana Department of Justice P.O. Box 201417Helena, MT 59620-1417(406) 444-9759 The section includes the following offices and units: In addition, the Communications Infrastructure Unit installs and maintains radio console equipment used at State Police deployment sites and the 911 call centre, as well as in bus stations. The connectivity of mobile phones installed in the division`s fleet vehicles and portable radios is also the responsibility of the unit.