Since its development in the sixties, improvements and additions
to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) have been implemented
to satisfy new requirements and to keep pace with growing
NCIC 2000 is a new system being developed to replace NCIC.
NCIC 2000 will perform the existing NCIC functions augmented
with new capabilities.
NCIC 2000 will increase capacity, update technology and add
fingerprint and image processing functions.
NCIC 2000 will provide increased flexibility to meet future
user requirements and will be easier to maintain.
New and improved capabilities associated
with NCIC 2000 include:
Addition of image processing (i.e., mugshot,
signature identifying marks).
Addition of automated single-fingerprint matching
Automation of some NCIC functions that are currently
manually performed (e.g., validation, collection
of benefits data).
Accsess to new databases (e.g., Convicted Person
on Supervised Release).
Addition of linkage fields, providing the ability
to associate multiple records with the same criminal
or the same crime
Access to external databases (e.g., the Canadian
Police Information Center (CPIC) and the Federal Section of Prisons' "Sentry" database).
Increased public safety communications between
Automatic collection of statistics for system