Arkansas

Criminal Justice Sharing Initiative

On this page is a description of the statewide criminal justice information sharing initiative (CJIS) and point of contact (POC) as identified by the State Administering Agency (SAA) Director.  We  recognize that there are also other key state POCs involved in information sharing that represent the various disciplines within criminal justice.  We have included POC information provided through the SAA and/or and represented on various organizations (such as NLETS, NASCIO, SEARCH and the NCSC.)  Recognizing that these agencies spend considerable time maintaining their membership lists up to date, we have provided links to access those membership lists directly from their respective websites below.

Please note:  At a future point, we would like to highlight local and tribal information sharing initiatives within states.   Please contact Tammy Woodhams at twoodhams@ncja.org if you have a recommended change to the data provided for your state or would like to add information about your local initiative.


Criminal Justice Sharing Contact Information

Web Site: http://acic.org/Pages/default.aspx

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC)

Director: Jay Winters, Director. (The director is hired by the ACIC Supervisory Board).

About: ACIC is the state agency responsible for providing information technology services to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies in Arkansas. The principal role of ACIC is the administration of a comprehensive data system that is accessible by criminal justice agencies in over 250 locations in Arkansas. This state system is interfaced with the FBI National Crime Information Center and similar systems in the other 49 states. ACIC also collects and publishes statistics on crime and manages the state crime victim notification system and state sex offender registry. ACIC administers the state’s pseudoephedrine log, scrap metal log, database of cellular providers for law enforcement to contact for location information and a database of persons currently held in county jails and detention facilities.

Mission: To administer the state’s automated criminal justice information system in an efficient and cost-effective manner, providing local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies with timely, accurate, and reliable data to enhance the execution of their duties and protect the public.

Created: The authority for ACIC is contained in Arkansas law (A.C.A. ß 12–12–201–214; ß 12–12–1001–1015; ß 12–12–908 et seq.; and ß 12–12–1201). ACIC was created by state statute on July 1, 1971. Governance Details: ACIC is in the executive branch of state government and operates under a director and 14-member supervisory board. This board is authorized in Arkansas law (A.C.A. ß12–12–202–203) and is responsible for establishing the policies and rules governing the operation of the computerized system. The board consists of members of state government and professional associations that represent law enforcement, prosecutors, the Arkansas citizenry, the governor, municipal government, and the judiciary.

Additional State Contacts:

Nlets members:https://www.nlets.org/our-members

NASCIO state profiles:http://www.nascio.org/aboutNASCIO/profiles/

SEARCH membership group:http://www.search.org/about/membership/

National Center for State Courts - state court websites: http://www.ncsc.org/Information-and-Resources/Browse-by-State/State-Court-Websites.aspx

Court Technology Association: http://www.correctionstech.org/about/members.htm (member list not available to non-members)