Criminal Information Pointer Database
CIPD is a criminal intelligence database that "points" one law enforcement agency to another when they are working the same criminal target. For example, when two agencies provide CIPD submissions on the same suspect, investigators will be notified of the "hit" so their agencies can share relevant information. In addition to submissions, NW3C member agencies are able to perform CIPD searches to see if suspects may be in the database.
Make a submission to or use search results from the Criminal Information Pointer Database
The search for or submission of a subject or business/organization in the NW3C Criminal Information Pointer Database must comply with 28 CFR Part 23 or it will not be accepted. Requirements of 28 CFR Part 23 and applicable program policies should be met with regard to establishment of reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and establishment that no violation of applicable federal, state or local laws has occurred in collection and/or use of subject information.
To request a search of the Criminal Information Pointer Database or to make a submission to CIPD you must be a member of NW3C.
Search CIPD (members only benefit)
By clicking this Link I acknowledge compliance with 28 CFR Part 23 in regards to this CIPD Search
Submit to CIPD (members only benefit)
By clicking this Link I acknowledge compliance with 28 CFR Part 23 in regards to this CIPD Submission
What is 28 CFR Part 23?
28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 23 is a guideline for law enforcement agencies. It contains implementing standards for operating federally grant-funded multi-jurisdictional criminal intelligence systems. It specifically provides guidance in five primary areas: submission and entry of criminal intelligence information, security, inquiry, dissemination, and review-and-purge process. 28 CFR Part 23 does not provide specific, detailed information on how the standards should be implemented by the operating agency but, instead, provides the ability for each agency to develop its own policies and procedures.
Learn more about 28 CFR Part 23 ( Guidelines)
What criminal intelligence systems are affected by 28 CFR Part 23?
28 CFR Part 23 standards apply to all multi-jurisdictional criminal intelligence systems operating under Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended. This includes any Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) programs such as the Byrne Formula or Discretionary Grants Programs, the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Program, and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants. High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) projects have adopted, as a matter of policy, the operating standards of 28 CFR Part 23.