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What is the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)?

The purpose of the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) NCHIP is to ensure that accurate records are available for use in law enforcement—including sex offender registry requirements—and to protect public safety and national security. Also, NCHIP permits states to identify—

  • ineligible firearm purchasers
  • persons ineligible to hold positions involving children, the elderly, or the disabled
  • persons subject to protection orders or wanted, arrested, or convicted of stalking or domestic violence or both
  • persons ineligible to be employed or hold licenses for specified positions
  • persons potentially presenting threats to public safety

     For further information about NCHIP, visit the NCHIP section of our site.

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