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About CJIN & Friends

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) initiative is a project which will allow the sharing of information between federal, state and local criminal justice agencies.

The CJIN Board received an abundant amount of information over the last several years regarding criminal justice activities. This information came in the form of presentations to the Board from state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies along with interaction with other boards, associations, user groups, workshops throughout the state, conferences and meetings with other states, vendors, etc. All of these activities have resulted in the Board being able to formulate a position on different issues impacting the criminal justice community especially in the area of technology. We are very appreciative of all the assistance that we received from the following people: See attached list of appoximately 1000 Friends.

During the 1994 Special Crime Session, the North Carolina General Assembly created the CJIN Study Committee and appropriated monies to study and develop a plan for a statewide criminal justice information network.  The CJIN Study Final Report, dated April 7, 1995, outlined a comprehensive strategic plan that provided the vision for the statewide Criminal Justice Information Network in North Carolina. Based on recommendations and strategies identified in the plan, the General Assembly established the Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) Governing Board in Section 23.3 of Chapter 18 of the Session Laws of the 1996 Second Extra Session.

North Carolina is recognized today in the nation as one of the leading states in developing a statewide criminal justice information network.  Our success is due directly in part to the North Carolina General Assembly recognizing the need for further coordination and cooperation between state and local agencies in establishing standards for sharing of criminal justice information. 

The CJIN Governing Board created the following vision:

  • To develop a statewide criminal justice information network in North Carolina that will enable a properly authorized user to readily and effectively use information, regardless of its location in national, state, or local databases.

The Governing Board has built an outstanding reputation for successfully implementing statewide programs.  The success can be directly attributable to the hard work and dedication of the board members along with their experience and diversity.  The composition of the board is made up of professionals from the state, county, and municipal levels representing law enforcement, the court system, corrections, juvenile justice, information technology, and the public.

The CJIN Board has been involved with numerous projects over the last several years as highlighted in the 2010 General Assembly Report and the Board was very excited about the accomplishments in the area of criminal justice over the last year.  The role of the Board has increased in various areas, including the interaction with numerous law enforcement agencies within North Carolina and other states. The Board also has conducted workshops with several federal agencies regarding information sharing, especially as it impacts local law enforcement. 

In the various workshops and meetings the Board was requested to provide the officers on the road with the following:

  • One interface to provide critical information to the officer;
  • Provide the ability to check local databases simultaneously when checking state and federal data;
  • Create a standard for extracting data for information sharing;
  • Address the issue of system timeout;
  • Auto populate E-Citation and E-Crash applications; and
  • Investigate the GIS-AVL technology to provide geographical awareness of responders to incidents as they unfold.


Each one of the above requests will be evaluated by the Board.


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