Criminal Justice Information Services

Introduction


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) is the central repository of criminal history records for the State of Florida and provides criminal identification screening to criminal justice and non-criminal justice agencies and private citizens to identify persons with criminal warrants, arrests and convictions that impact employment, licensing, eligibility to purchase a firearm, as well as a variety of criminal justice functions. CJIS provides a clearinghouse of missing and endangered persons to assist law enforcement and the public in recovering missing children and adults, and provides information to criminal justice agencies and the public on career offenders, sexual offenders and predators. Additionally, CJIS provides statistical information regarding crime for use by policy-makers and that is of interest to the public, including the compilation of Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and Hate Crime information collected from local law enforcement agencies. CJIS helps ensure the quality of the data available on the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) system and plays a major role in the development of policy for national sharing of criminal justice information with the FBI and other states.