Nevada

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://nvrepository.state.nv.us

Justice Information Sharing Organization: The Department of Public Safety, General Services Division

Directors: James Wright director of the Nevada Department of Public Safety; and Julie Butler, Division Administrator and Nevada Criminal Justice Information Services (NVCJIS) systems officer; hired.

About:
The Department of Public Safety administers the Records Bureau. The bureau administers Nevada’s central repository for criminal history records. The information in the repository database, which is automated and based on fingerprint submissions, is available to all criminal justice agencies. The bureau’s primary goal is to provide complete, accurate, and timely information to its subscribers. Its database, as well as the interfaces to other state and federal criminal history databases, serves as the source of information for making informed criminal justice and employment/licensing decisions. The bureau also oversees the collection of crime statistics for the state through its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

Mission: The mission of the Records Bureau is to support Nevada’s criminal justice community and its citizens by providing complete, timely, and accurate information in a manner that balances the need for public safety and individuals’ rights to privacy and ensures a positive customer service experience.

Created: The NVCJIS/Criminal History Repository was established through Nevada Assembly Bill 186 in 1985. The NCJIS Advisory Committee was created in 2005 by Senate Bill No. 452; the Committee’s membership and duties are outlined in NRS 179A.079.

Governance Details: The NCJIS Advisory Committee is statutorily charged with (1) recommending policies and procedures that apply the best management practices to the activities at the central repository; (2) advising on technological support for the central repository; and (3) advising on the integrated information sharing of statistical data relating to crime or the delinquency of children.

The NCJIS Advisory Committee is made up of nine members from state government and professional associations who represent law enforcement, prosecution, the legislature, and the judiciary. Members of the committee serve three-year terms and are not compensated. The committee is made up of nine members from state government and professional associations who represent law enforcement, prosecution, the legislature, and the judiciary. Members of the committee serve three-year terms and are not compensated.


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)