NCIC 2000 Operating Manual
MISSING PERSON FILE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 CRITERIA FOR ENTRY
1.2 ENTRY OF A MISSING EMANCIPATED PERSON (ADULT) RECORD
1.3 ENTRY OF A MISSING UNEMANCIPATED PERSON (CHILD) RECORD
1.4 ENTRY OF A CATASTROPHE VICTIM RECORD
1.5 MESSAGE KEY (MKE) CODES
1.6 RECORD RETENTION PERIOD
1.7 AUTOMATIC RETIREMENT
1.8 VALIDATION
1.9 MESSAGE FIELD CODES AND EDITS
1.10 CRITERIA FOR REJECTING DUPLICATE RECORDS
1.11 IMAGE CAPABILITY
1.12 INVESTIGATIVE INTEREST

ENTRY

2.1 EXAMPLE OF AN UNEMANCIPATED MISSING PERSON ENTRY
2.2 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR ENTRY  
2.3 MANDATORY FIELDS FOR ENTRY
2.4 $.K. ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
2.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY
2.6 MESSAGE FIELD CODE EDITS FOR ENTRY
2.7 NCIC 2000 MESSAGE FIELD CODE EDITS FOR ENTRY
2.8 AUTOMATIC CROSS-SEARCH WITH UNIDENTIFIED PERSON RECORDS 

MODIFICATION

3.1 WHEN TO USE A MODIFICATION MESSAGE
3.2 EXAMPLE OF A MODIFICATION MESSAGE
3.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR MODIFICATION
3.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO BE MODIFIED
3.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR MODIFICATION
3.6 VALIDATION GUIDELINES FOR NCIC MODIFICATION
3.7 AUTOMATIC CROSS-SEARCH WITH UNIDENTIFIED PERSON RECORDS
3.8 MISSING PERSON INTEREST (MIF) FIELD

CANCELLATION

4.1 WHEN TO USE A CANCELLATION MESSAGE
4.2 EXAMPLE OF A CANCELLATION MESSAGE
4.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR CANCELLATION
4.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO BE CANCELED
4.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 CANCELLATION

INQUIRY

5.1 EXAMPLE OF A NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM) WITH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE RESPONSES
5.2 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY
5.3 REQUIREMENTS FOR NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM)
5.4 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY
5.5 GUIDELINES FOR NCIC 2000 NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM)
5.6 EXAMPLES
5.7 REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY
5.8 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR UNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY
5.9 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 QW INQUIRY
5.10 BATCH INQUIRY (QWB)
5.11 PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING A HIT

LOCATE

6.1 WHEN TO USE A LOCATE MESSAGE
6.2 EXAMPLE OF A LOCATE MESSAGE
6.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR LOCATE
6.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO RECEIVE LOCATE
6.5 LOCATE PROCEDURE
6.6 DISPOSITION (DSP) FIELD
6.7 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 LOCATE

CLEAR

7.1 WHEN TO USE A CLEAR MESSAGE
7.2 EXAMPLE OF A CLEAR MESSAGE
7.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR CLEAR
7.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO BE CLEARED
7.5 CLEAR PROCEDURES
7.6 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 CLEAR

SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD

8.1 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY
8.2 WHEN TO ENTER A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD
8.3 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY
8.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD FOR SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRY
8.5 NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD
8.6 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRY
8.7 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY
8.8 MESSAGE FIELD CODE EDITS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY
8.9 MODIFICATION OF ALIAS(ES) AND/OR OTHER IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD
8.10 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ALIAS(ES) AND OTHER IDENTIFIERS CANCELLATION
8.11 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD FOR CANCELLATION OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS
8.12 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A CANCELLATION MESSAGE
8.13 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DATA CANCELLATION
8.14 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR NCIC 2000 SUPPLEMENTAL CANCELLATION

SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD

9.1 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR DENTAL RECORD ENTRY
9.2 WHEN TO USE SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD ENTRY
9.3 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD ENTRY 
9.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD FOR ENTRY OF DENTAL DATA
9.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD ENTRY
9.6 DENTAL CHARACTERISTICS (DCH) FIELD
9.6.a. NDIR DATA AVAILABLE (NDI) FIELD
9.7 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD MODIFICATION
9.8 REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD MODIFICATION
9.9 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD CANCELLATION
9.10 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD CANCELLATION

PERSON WITH INFORMATION (PWI) RECORD

10.1   ENTRY CRITERIA FOR PWI DATA
10.2   EXAMPLE OF PWI RECORD ENTRY
10.3   MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR ENTRY
10.4   IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR ENTRY OF PWI DATA
10.5   ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PWI RECORD ENTRY
10.6   WHEN TO USE PWI MODIFICATION MESSAGE
10.7   EXAMPLE OF PWI RECORD MODIFICATION
10.8   MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR PWI MODIFICATION
10.9   IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR MODIFICATION OF PWI DATA
10.10 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PWI RECORD MODIFICATION
10.11 WHEN TO USE PWI RECORD CANCELLATION MESSAGE
10.12  EXAMPLE OF PWI RECORD CANCELLATION
10.13  MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR PWI RECORD CANCELLATION
10.14  IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR CANCELLATION OF PWI DATA
10.15  ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PWI RECORD CANCELLATION
10.16  MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD TRANSACTION
10.17  WHEN TO USE SUPPLEMENTAL PWI ENTRY
10.18  EXAMPLE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD ENTRY
10.19  IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR ENTRY OF SUPPLEMENTAL PWI DATA
10.20  NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD
10.21  MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL PWI ENTRY
10.22  ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PWI ENTRY
10.23  MODIFICATION OF ALIAS(ES) AND/OR OTHER IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD
10.24  WHEN TO USE SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD CANCELLATION MESSAGE
10.25  EXAMPLE OF SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ALIAS(ES) AND OTHER IDENTIFIERS CANCELLATION
10.26  IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR CANCELLATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL PWI DATA
10.27    ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD CANCELLATION

 


NCIC 2000
MISSING PERSON FILE

SECTION 1--INTRODUCTION


1.1 CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

1. Agencies must have a missing person report (electronic or hard copy) on file to support a missing person entry.  A missing person record may be entered using one of the following categories:

1. Disability (MKE*/EMD): a person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting him/ herself or others to personal and immediate danger.
2. Endangered (MKE/EME): a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety may be in danger.
3. Involuntary (MKE/EMI): a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance may not have been voluntary, i.e., abduction or kidnaping.
4. Juvenile (MKE/EMJ): a person who is missing and not declared emancipated as defined by the laws of his/her state of residence and does not meet any of the entry criteria set forth in 1, 2, 3, or 5.
5. Catastrophe Victim (MKE/EMV): a person of any age who is missing after a catastrophe.
6. Other (MKE/EMO): a person not meeting the criteria for entry in any other category who is missing and 1) for whom there is a reasonable concern for his/her safety or 2) a person who is under age 21 and declared emancipated by the laws of his/her state of residence (NCIC 2000 format only).¹

*MKE is the message key code.


¹In accordance with Title 42, United States code (U.S.C.), Section 5779(a), agencies are required to enter records into the NCIC Missing Person File for missing individuals under the age of 21.

1.2 ENTRY OF A MISSING EMANCIPATED PERSON (ADULT) RECORD

Agencies must have a missing person report (electronic or hard copy) on file to support a missing person entry.  A record for a missing person who is the age of 21 and over may be entered in the Missing Person File provided the entering agency has signed documentation in its possession supporting the stated conditions under which the person is declared missing.  This documentation (electronic or hard copy) will aid in the protection of the individual’s right to privacy.

The INTERPOL (USNCB) may enter records for persons missing from Hague and non-Hague Convention countries into the NCIC Missing Person File when substantive investigative evidence exists indicating that the subject is now in the United States.

In the absence of documentation from a parent, legal guardian, next of kin, physician, or other authoritative source, including friend or neighbor in unusual circumstances, or when such documentation is not reasonably attainable, a signed report by the investigating officer will suffice.

Note:  For agencies using ERMS, some forms of signatures that are acceptable are:

1) Digitized signatures (similar to method used by the United States Postal Service).
2) Manual signatures scanned into the ERMS.
3) The case officer’s typed name into the report in the ERMS.

1.3 ENTRY OF A MISSING UNEMANCIPATED PERSON (CHILD) RECORD

A record for a missing person who is under the age of 21 should be entered into NCIC using one of the appropriate categories (Disability, Endangered, Involuntary, Juvenile, or Catastrophe Victim) within 2 hours of receipt of the minimum data required to enter an NCIC record. A missing person report filed with an agency is sufficient documentation for entering a juvenile in the NCIC Missing Person File.

The INTERPOL USNCB may enter records for children abducted from Hague and non-Hague Convention countries into the NCIC Missing Person File when substantive investigative evidence exists indicating that the subject is now in the United States.

1.4 ENTRY OF A CATASTROPHE VICTIM RECORD

Catastrophe victim (MKE/EMV) records may be entered by any agency involved in identifying victims of a disaster, e.g., an airplane crash. No written documentation is required for entry into this category.

The INTERPOL USNCB may enter records for children abducted and persons missing from Hague and non-Hague Convention countries into the NCIC Missing Person File when substantive investigative evidence exists indicating that the subject is now in the United States.

1.5 MESSAGE KEY (MKE) CODES

Message MKE Translation
Entry EMD MISSING PERSON - DISABILITY
  EME MISSING PERSON - ENDANGERED
  EMI MISSING PERSON -INVOLUNTARY
  *EMJ MISSING PERSON - JUVENILE
MISSING PERSON -EMANCIPATED JUVENILE
  EMV MISSING PERSON - CATASTROPHE VICTIM
  EMO
(NCIC 2000 only)
MISSING PERSON - OTHER
NCIC will translate the Missing Person File Message Key (MKE) to reflect foreign abducted children and foreign missing person records when the entering ORI# is DCINTER00.
EMD  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - DISABILITY
EMDC  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - DISABILITY - CAUTION
EME  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - ENDANGERED
EMEC FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - ENDANGERED- CAUTION
EMI  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - INVOLUNTARY
EMIC  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - INVOLUNTARY - CAUTION
EMV  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - CATASTROPHE
EMVC  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - CATASTROPHE- CAUTION
EMO  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - OTHER
EMOC  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - OTHER - CAUTION
EMJ  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - JUVENILE
EMJC  FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - JUVENILE - CAUTION
Modify MM  
Locate LM  
Cancel XM  

*When the subject of a juvenile category record is emancipated, the MKE translation will be MISSING PERSON - EMANCIPATED JUVENILE.

Message MKE Translation

Clear CM
Inquiry QW
QWA
QWE
QWF
QWS
ZW
QWB
QWI
QV
ZV
Nonunique identifier inquiry QM
Entry of supplemental record of aliases and/or additional identifiers EMN
Cancellation of supplemental record XMN
Entry of supplemental dental information ED
Modification of supplemental dental information MD
Cancellation of supplemental dental information XD
Entry of Person with information EMP  
Modification of Person with Information MMP  
Cancellation of Person with Information XMP  
Entry of Person with Information supplemental data EMPN  
Cancellation of Person with Information supplemental data XMPN

A caution indicator should be added to the message key when it is known that an individual is armed and dangerous, has suicidal tendencies, has previously escaped custody, is a drug addict, or whatever is appropriate to the particular circumstances of the individual. The reason for the caution must be entered in the Miscellaneous (MIS) Field (NCIC format) or the code must be entered in the Caution and Medical Conditions (CMC) Field (NCIC 2000 format). For example, a record with MKE/EMDC might have one of the following indicators entered in the MIS Field or have the corresponding code entered in the CMC Field:

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
HEMOPHILIAC
PREVIOUSLY ESCAPED CUSTODY
HEROIN ADDICT
DIABETIC

For the message keys EMD, EME, EMI, EMJ, EMV, and EMO a caution indicator may be added to the MKE without a dash, e.g., EMDC. When C is added to the MKE, -CAUTION is added to the standard MKE translation; e.g., EMDC is translated as:

MISSING PERSON - DISABILITY - CAUTION

1.6 RECORD RETENTION PERIOD

A missing person record is retained indefinitely until action is taken by the originating agency to cancel or clear the record or until a locate is placed against the record.

1. An exception to record retention will occur in the event a serious error is detected in the record on file. Additional information concerning the serious error program can be found in the Introduction chapter of this manual.

2. When a missing person has been positively identified by partial body parts, the entering agency may maintain the NCIC record for future identification in the event additional body parts are recovered.

1.7 AUTOMATIC RETIREMENT

1. A missing person record will be retired immediately upon receipt of a locate message. The ORI of the record will be notified that the record has been retired by a $.L. administrative message.

2. Data in the License Plate Number (LIC), License Plate Year of Expiration (LIY), and License Plate Type (LIT) Fields will remain in a missing person base record or supplemental record for the year of entry plus 4 years, provided the license information has expired.

3. When the only searchable identifier in a Missing Person File record is an expired license plate, the entire record will be retired.

4. A nonexpiring license plate (LIY/NX) contained in a Missing Person File record will remain in file until action is taken by the originating agency to remove the license data or clear or cancel the entire record.

1.8 VALIDATION

For validation policy and procedures, refer to the Validation Section in the Introduction of this manual.

The Name of Validator (VLN) Field will be returned when the requester of the record is the entering agency and in the $.C. Request for Validation Notification.  For all other inquiries, the VLN Field will be suppressed.

1.9 MESSAGE FIELD CODES AND EDITS

Code Field Edits
AGE Approximate Age Must be one or two numerics.
AKA Alias May include alphabetics, numerics, a comma, hyphens, and spaces; the comma must follow the last name; there can be no more than one space after the comma. The hyphen cannot be in the first position or directly precede the comma. Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual, provides coding instructions.
BLT Blood Type Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
BXR Body X-rays Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
CRC Circumcision Must be left blank if SEX equals F. Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
CTZ Citizenship Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
DCH Dental Characteristics May contain a maximum of 319 codes consisting of two numerics followed by one to seven alphabetic characters or one special character. The only exceptions are that the codes ALL or UNK will be permitted in the DCH Field. If the code ALL or UNK is entered, no additional information may be entered in the DCH Field. More details can be found in Section 9 of this chapter.
DCL Date of Clear Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD) equal to or less than current date.
DLC Date of Last Contact Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD) equal to or less than the current date and equal to or greater than the DOB when the record contains a DOB.
DOB Date of Birth Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD) if it is the only numeric identifier. The DOB cannot be later than the current date. If the DOB is not the only numeric identifier, 00 may be entered for the month and/or day when the actual date is unknown. If MKE is EMJ or MNP is CA, a valid Gregorian DOB is mandatory. Additional information available in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
DOC Date of Cancellation Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD) equal to current date or current date minus one.
DOE Date of Emancipation Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD). The DOE must be later than the DLC.  The DOE is mandatory when the MKE is EMJ or EMJC.  If the MKE is not EMJ or EMJC, the DOE must be left blank.
DOR Date of Recovery Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD) equal to or less than current date.
DRE Dentist's Remarks Maximum of 50 alphanumeric and/or special characters (free text).
DSP Disposition Must be DETN or RELD.
DXR Dental X-rays Available Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
EYE Eye Color Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
FBI FBI Number May be up to seven numerics or one to six numerics followed by an alphabetic character A through H; or one to six numerics followed by an alphabetic character J through Z, followed by one or two check digits; or one to six numerics followed by two alphabetics followed by one check digit. If the number contains one alphabetic character (J-Z), the check digit(s) will be 1 to 11. If the number contains two alphabetic characters, the first cannot be B, G, I, O, Q, S, U, Y, or Z. The second must be A, B, C, D, or E; and the check digit will be zero to nine. The alphabetic characters I and O are always invalid. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
FPA Footprints Available Must be Y or N.
FPC Fingerprint Classification Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. If the first character of any finger is numeric, the second character must also be numeric. Codes 00 and 50 may not be used.
HAI Hair Color Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
HGT Height The first character represents feet and the second and third characters represent inches. May be a minimum of 100 but not more than a maximum of 711. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
JWL Jewelry Description Free text.
JWT Jewelry Type Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. Up to17 codes separated by commas may be used.
LIC License Plate Number

The characters UNK, UNKN, or  UNKNOWN may be used in inquiry transactions.  For entry of a record with UNK, UNKN, or UNKNOWN, contact the FBI CJIS Division staff. . If VMA is AERO, LIS is US, and LIT is PP or NP, the first character in the LIC Field must be the alphabetic N. If the license plate number exceeds eight characters (NCIC format) or ten characters (NCIC 2000 format), only the first eight characters (NCIC) or ten characters (NCIC 2000) should be entered in the LIC Field. The full plate number must be shown in the MIS Field.

LIS License Plate State Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in State and Country Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
LIT License Plate Number Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
LIY License Plate Date of Expiration Must be a valid four-character year (YYYY) or the alphabetics NX to represent a nonexpiring registration.
MIS Miscellaneous If the MKE is EMDC, EMEC, EMIC, EMJC, or EMVC, and the message is in NCIC format, the MIS Field must identify the caution or medical condition. If VMA code is AERO, ATV, COEQ, CYL, FARM, SNOW, SPEC, TRLR, or TRUK, and the message is in NCIC format, the MIS Field must include the name of the manufacturer. SVIN must be entered in MIS Field if the VIN is a state-assigned or non- conforming 17-character VIN. If the message is in NCIC format and the ORI wants to be notified each time there is a hit on the record, the MIS Field must contain NOAH.
MKE Message Key Must be a valid message key.
MNP Missing Person If the MKE is EMD, EMJ, or EMO, the MNP Field must be MP. If MKE is EMV, the MNP Field must be DV. If the MKE is EME or EMI, the MNP must be either MP, CA, or AA. In an entry transaction, if MNP is CA, victim's age must be under 21 years of age - current year minus year of birth. In all subseqeunt updates, if MNP is CA, victim's age must be under 21 years of age - record date of entry minus year of birth. If MNP is CA or AA, then DOB must be filled with a valid Gregorian date.
MNU Miscellaneous Number

The first two characters must be a valid NCIC 2000- assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. The third character must be a hyphen. Entry of one zero only or a run of zeros only is prohibited in positions 4 through 15. An originating agency police or identification number in MNU cannot be the only numeric identifier in the record. If the MNU exceeds 15 characters, the first 15 characters should be entered in the MNU Field. The full MNU should be entered in the MIS Field.

MPA Dental Models and/or Photographs of Teeth Available Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
NAM Name The name may include alphabetics, numerics, a comma, hyphens, and spaces; the comma must follow the last name; there can be no more than one space after the comma. The hyphen cannot be in the first position or directly precede the comma. The NCIC 2000 Code Manual, Personal Descriptors, provides coding instructions.
NIC NCIC Number . A self-checking number, consisting of an alphabetic character (M in the Missing Person File) followed by nine numeric characters, automatically assigned by NCIC 2000 to each accepted record. Must have valid check digits when used to identify a record in a subsequent transaction
OCA Originating Agency Case Number Must not contain a single zero only, a run of zeros only, the word NONE, or a single alphabetic only.The first seven characters of the OCA cannot equal the first seven characters of the ORI. The only valid special character is the hyphen.
OLN Operator's License Number Must not be one zero only or a run of zeros only. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
OLS Operator's License State Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in State and Country Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
OLY Operator's License Year of Expiration license.

Must represent the year the license expires (XXXX), the alphabetics NX to represent nonexpiring, or the code UNKN for unknown.  More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

 
ORI Originating Agency Identifier Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned ORI.
PAK Person with Information Alias May include alphabetics, numerics, a comma, hyphens, and spaces; the comma must follow the last name; there can be no more than one space after the comma.  The hyphen cannot be in the first position or directly precede the comma.  PAK and PIB or PAK and PSS must not match NAM/AKA and DOB or NAM/AKA and SOC.  PAK must not match existing PAK or PIN.  Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual, provides coding instructions.
PEY Person with Information Eye Color

Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

 

PHA Person with Information Hair Color

Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

 

PHG Person with Information Height The first character represents feet and the second and third characters represent inches.  May be a minimum of 100 but not more than a maximum of 711.  More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
PIB Person with Information Date of Birth

Must be a valid Gregorian date (YYYYMMDD) if it is the only numeric identifier.  The PIB cannot be later than the current date.  Additional information available in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

 

PIN Person with Information Name

May include alphabetics, numerics, a comma, hyphens, and spaces; the comma must follow the last name; there can be no more than one space after the comma.  The hyphen cannot be in the first position or directly precede the comma.  PAK and PIB or PAK and PSS must not match NAM/AKA and DOB or NAM/AKA and SOC.  PAK must not match existing PAK or PIN.  The NCIC 2000 Code Manual, Personal Descriptors, provides coding instructions.  

 

PIR Person with Information Race

Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. 

 

PIX Person with Information Sex Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
PMI Person with Information Miscellaneous Free text.
POB Place of Birth Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in State and Country Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
PSK Person with Information Skin Tone Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
PSM Person with Information Scars, Marks, Tattoos, and Other Characteristics Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. 
PSS Person with Information Social Security Number Must not be less than 001010001 or have a value of 8 or 9 in the first position or have a value of 0 in the fourth and fifth positions.  Invalid and/or nonissue numbers are accepted, but cause an SOC attention message.  More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
PWG Person with Information Weight Minimum of 001 and maximum of 499.  More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual
RAC Race Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
RCA Recovering Agency Case Number . Must not contain a single zero only, a run of zeros only, the word NONE, or a single alphabetic only. The first seven characters of the RCA cannot equal the first seven characters of the RRI. The only valid special character is the hyphen
RRI Recovering Agency Identifier Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned ORI.
SEX Sex Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
SKN Skin Tone Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
SMT Scars, Marks, Tattoos, and  Other Characteristics Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
SOC Social Security Number Must not be less than 001010001. The SOC can not have a value of 8 or 9 in the first position or have a value of 00 in the fourth and fifth position. Invalid and/or nonissue numbers are accepted but result in a SOC attention message. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
VCO Vehicle Color Must be valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. If two colors codes are used, they must be separated by a slash (/).
VIN Vehicle Identification Number Single zero only, run of zeros only, single alphabetic only, all alphabetics only, or spaces cannot be used. The Vehicle File has additional edits on the VIN Field. If state-assigned or nonconforming 17-character VIN, SVIN must be entered in the first four characters of the MIS Field. If the VIN exceeds 20 characters, only the last 20 characters should be entered in the VIN Field. The full VIN must then be shown in the MIS Field.
VMA Vehicle Make For NCIC 2000 messages the VMA Field can be up to 24 characters. The first four characters must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code. If the VMA code is less than four characters and data are included in positions 5 through 24, positions 3 and/or 4 should be blanks. The remaining characters are free text and must contain the name of the manufacturer when the VMA is AERO, ATV, COEQ, CYL, FARM, SNOW, SPEC, TRLR, or TRUK.

If the VMO is other than TL, the VMA code must be a valid code as listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

If the VMO is TL, the VMA code must not be the characters: ASM, ASMB, ASSE, ASSM, MB, MC, MK, MP, MS, NA, TK, TL, UNK, UNKN, XX, XXX, XXXX, YY, YYY, YYYY, ZZ, ZZZ, or ZZZZ.

For every assembled vehicle that does not have manufacturer's assigned VIN, the VMA code must be ASVE.

  (Jeep) If the VMA code is JEP, the VYR must be 1969 or earlier. If the VMA code is AMER, the VYR must be 1988 or earlier. If the VMA code is JEEP, the VYR must be 1989 or later.
  (aircraft) If VST is 1J, 2J, 3J, MJ, 1P, 2P, 3P, MP, BP, HP, or SA, the VMA code must be AERO.
  (all-terrain vehicle, dune buggy, go-cart,golf cart, and snowmobile) If VST is EB, EN, or OP, the VMA code must be   SPEC, ATV, SNOW, CYL, or one of the approved  VMA codes for snowmobiles or motorcycles listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
If VST is MV, the VMA code must be SPEC, ATV, CYL, or one of the approved VMA codes for snowmobiles or motorcycles listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. If VMA code is ATV or SPEC the VST must be EB, EN, MV, or OP, and the name of the manufacturer must be entered in the MIS Field.
VMO Vehicle Model Spaces cannot be skipped. Hyphens or symbols should be used. More information in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. The only valid VMO codes for vehicles with VST codes EB, EN, MV, or OP, are (blank), ATV, CYL, DUN, GOF, GRT, SKT, SKW, TOY, TRA, TRW, or WHE.
  (assembled automobile) If the first four characters of the VMA are ASVE, theVMO must be AV or REP.
  (construction equipment) If the first four characters of the VMA are COEQ, theVMO must be CE.
  (farm and garden equipment) If the first four characters of the VMA are FARM, the VMO must be FE.
  (motorcycle) If the VST is MB, MC, MD, MK, MS, or MY, the VMO required is CYL.
  (snowmobile) If the first four characters of the VMA are SNOW or one of the valid snowmobile manufacturer's codes listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual, the VMO must be SKT, SKW, TRA, TRW, or WHE.
  (trailer) If the first four characters of the VMA are TRLR or HMDE, the VMO must be TL.
  (truck) If the first four characters of the VMA are TRUK, the VMO must be TK.
VRX Corrective Visions Perscription Free text. If more than 40 characters, the left lens information should be placed in the MIS Field. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
VST Vehicle Style Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
VYR Vehicle Year Must represent the production (model) year during which the vehicle was manufactured (YYYY). Year cannot be more than 1 year beyond the current year. For entries of model year 1981 or later, when the VIN is 17 characters, the tenth position (vehicle year) of a VIN must represent the VYR.
WGT Weight Minimum of 001 and maximum of 499. More information in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

NCIC 2000-formatted Messages May Also Contain the Following Fields:

CMC Caution and Medical Conditions Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
DLO DNA Location Free text.  If the DNA field is N or defaulted to N, then the DLO must be blank.
DNA DNA Profile Indicator Must be either a Y or N. N is the default value. If Y is entered, then the DLO Field must contain data.
ENS Expanded Name Search Must be Y or N.
HIT Wanted/Missing Person Hit Results Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Introduction section of this chapter. Can be entered only if RPS is entered.
IMN Image NCIC Number A self-checking number consisting of an alphabetic character I followed by nine numeric characters automatically assigned by NCIC 2000 to each accepted image record. Must have valid check digit.
IMT Image Type Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Image File chapter of this manual.
IND Image Indicator Must be Y or N.
LKA Linkage Case Number Must not contain a single zero only, a run of zeros  only, a single alphabetic only, or the word NONE. The first seven characters of the LKA cannot equal the first seven characters of the LKI. The only valid special character is the hyphen. The LKA must be valid for the LKI. (There must be an ORI and matching OCA in the System).
LKI Linkage Agency Identifier Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned ORI. The LKI and LKA cannot be identical to the ORI and OCA.
MPC Missing Person Circumstances Must be a valid NCIC - assigned code as listed in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.
NOA Notify Originating Agency Must be Y or N. NCIC 2000 will default to N if left blank.
NPA Number of Persons Apprehended Count of persons arrested as a result of locating missing person. Can be entered only if RPS is entered. Must be blank or 0 if RPS is OTHER MEANS or PREVIOUSLY LOCATED.
NPF Number of Missing Persons Found First three characters must be numeric. Fourth character must be J for juvenile or O for other missing person. Fifth character must be I or N for indexed or not indexed in NCIC 2000. Can be entered only if RPS is entered. Must be blank or 0 if RPS is OTHER MEANS or PREVIOUSLY LOCATED.
PAR Person Armed Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed in the Introduction chapter of this manual. Can be entered only if RPS is entered.
RPS Reason for Person Record Removal Must be a valid NCIC 2000-assigned code as listed  in the Introduction chapter of this manual.
VLN Name of Validator Any valid characters representing validator.
VNP Value of Recovered Property Must be blank or 0.
VOR Value of Other Recovered Property Fair market value (in whole dollars) of property recovered as a result of locating missing person who was subject of the record. Can be entered only if RPS is entered. Must be blank or 0 if RPS is OTHER MEANS or PREVIOUSLY RECOVERED.
VRC Value of Recovered Contraband Fair market value (in whole dollars) of any contraband recovered as a result of locating missing person who was subject of the record. Can be entered only if RPS is entered. Must be blank or 0 if RPS is OTHER MEANS or PREVIOUSLY RECOVERED.

1.10 CRITERIA FOR REJECTING DUPLICATE RECORDS

1. If the following fields of a missing person message are the same as the corresponding fields of a missing person record already on file, the second entry will be rejected with the message REJECT ON FILE: FBI and ORI; NAM, MNU, and ORI; NAM, SOC, and ORI; OLN, OLS, and ORI; VIN, VMA, NAM, and ORI; LIC, LIS, LIY, LIT, NAM, and ORI; OCA, NAM, and ORI; or DOB, NAM, and ORI.

2. Whenever the message REJECT ON FILE is received, the record on file will also be transmitted.

3. A duplicate record will be accepted if the ORI in the second message is different or the person file is other than missing, e.g., Gang File, Protection Order, etc. A duplicate record will also be accepted if there are vehicle data in the missing person message that match data in the Vehicle File. In those cases, the duplicate record will be furnished with the acknowledgment.

1.11 IMAGE CAPABILITY

The Image File chapter of this manual contains information regarding entry, modification, cancellation, and inquiry of images in NCIC 2000.

1.12 INVESTIGATIVE INTEREST

The Other Transactions chapter of this manual contains information regarding investigative interest supplemental records in NCIC 2000.


SECTION 2--ENTRY

2.1 EXAMPLE OF AN UNEMANCIPATED MISSING PERSON ENTRY

1N01HEADER.EMJ.MD1012600.SMITH, JOHN J.M.W.MD.19851012.20000312.
510.165.GRN.BRO..FAR.SC R LEG...216343737....MP.19991201.56789...
LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE AND RED SHIRT.Y.R............OPOS.C.N.P..
PK,NE.GOLD CROSS ON CHAIN
.Y.FBI LAB, QUANTICO, VA 703-632-4000,
VA1234567, MTDNA, CODIS NUMBER - ABC-RMP-123456789

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
NAM/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216
OCA/56789

2.2 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR ENTRY

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE FIELD CODE FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 3-4 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NAME MANDATORY NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
SEX MANDATORY SEX 1-1 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
RACE MANDATORY RAC 1-1 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
PLACE OF BIRTH OPTIONAL POB 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
DATE OF BIRTH CONDITIONAL DOB 8-8 NUMERIC
DATE OF EMANCIPATION MANDATORY1 DOE 8-8 NUMERIC
HEIGHT MANDATORY HGT 3-3 NUMERIC
WEIGHT MANDATORY WGT 3-3 NUMERIC
EYE COLOR MANDATORY EYE 3-3 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
HAIR COLOR MANDATORY HAI 3-3 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
FBI NUMBER CONDITIONAL FBI 1-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
SKIN TONE OPTIONAL SKN 3-3 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OPTIONAL SMT 3-10 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION OPTIONAL FPC 20-20 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
MISCELLANEOUS NUMBER CONDITIONAL MNU 4-15 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER CONDITIONAL SOC 9-9 NUMERIC
OPERATOR'S LICENSE NUMBER CONDITIONAL SET OLN 1-20 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
OPERATOR'S LICENSE STATE SET OLS 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
OPERATOR'S LICENSE YEAR OF EXPIRATION SET OLY 2-2

4-4

ALPHABETIC (2)

NUMERIC (4)

MISSING PERSON MANDATORY MNP 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
DATE OF LAST CONTACT MANDATORY DLC 8-8 NUMERIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER MANDATORY OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
LINKING AGENCY IDENTIFIER OPTIONAL SET LKI* 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
LINKING CASE NUMBER SET LKA* 1-20 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONAL MIS 1-250

1-500*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
NOTIFY ORIGINATING AGENCY FLAG OPTIONAL NOA* 1-1 ALPHABETIC
MISSING PERSON CIRCUMSTANCES OPTIONAL MPC* 1-1 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
LICENSE PLATE NUMBER CONDITIONAL SET LIC 1-8

1-10*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
LICENSE PLATE STATE SET LIS 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
LICENSE PLATE YEAR OF EXPIRATION SET LIY 2-2

4-4

ALPHABETIC (2)

NUMERIC (4)

LICENSE PLATE TYPE SET LIT 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER CONDITIONAL SET VIN 1-20 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
VEHICLE YEAR SET VYR 4-4 NUMERIC
VEHICLE MAKE SET VMA 2-4

2-24*

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
VEHICLE MODEL OPTIONAL VMO 2-3 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
VEHICLE STYLE SET VST 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
VEHICLE COLOR OPTIONAL VCO 3-3

7-7

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
CAUTION AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

OPTIONAL


CMC*


2-2
CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
BLOOD TYPE OPTIONAL BLT 4-5 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
CIRCUMCISION OPTIONAL CRC 1-1 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
FOOTPRINT AVAILABLE OPTIONAL FPA 1-1 ALPHABETIC
BODY X-RAYS OPTIONAL BXR 1-1 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
CORRECTIVE VISION PRESCRIPTION OPTIONAL VRX 1-40 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
JEWELRY TYPE OPTIONAL JWT 1-50 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
JEWELRY DESCRIPTION OPTIONAL JWL 1-100 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DNA PROFILE INDICATOR OPTIONAL DNA 1-1 ALPHABETIC
DNA LOCATION
CONDITIONAL
DLO 1-250 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
CITIZENSHIP OPTIONAL CTZ* 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

*NCIC 2000 format only


1Mandatory blank for EMD/EMDC/EME/EMEC/EMI/EMIC/EMO/EMOC/EMV/EMVC

2.3 MANDATORY FIELDS FOR ENTRY

The following fields are mandatory to cause acceptance of a missing person entry into NCIC 2000: HDR, MKE, ORI, NAM, SEX, RAC, (DOB and DOE when the MKE is EMJ), HGT, WGT, EYE, HAI, MNP, DLC, OCA, and at least one of the following numerical identifiers when the message key is other than EMJ: DOB; FBI; MNU; SOC; OLN with OLS and OLY; LIC with LIS, LIY, LIT; or VIN with VYR, VMA, and VST.

2.4 $.K. ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE

1.         $.K. Missing Information Notification

An agency is required to verify and update NCIC 2000 missing person record entries with any additional information, including:  Blood Type (BLT); Dental Characteristics (DCH); Fingerprint Classification (FPC); Jewelry Type (JWT); and Scars, Marks, Tattoos, and Other Characteristics (SMT) within 60 days of entry.  If a record has a date of entry older than 30 days and any of the above fields are blank, a $.K. Missing Information Notification identifying the blank fields will be transmitted.  The $.K. Missing Information Notification will also include the record.  An example of the $.K. Missing Information Notification follows:

1L01HEADER
$.K.
MD1012600
NCIC INCOMPLETE MISSING/UNIDENTIFIED PERSON NOTIFICATION AT 1600
EST 19991030. YOUR ENTRY NIC/M000069216, OCA/56789 HAS
INFORMATION MISSING FROM THE FOLLOWING KEY DATA
FIELDS: DCH, FPC, SMT.

IF ANY SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, THAT DATA SHOULD BE
ENTERED IMMEDIATELY. THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY NCIC NOTIFICATION.

MKE/MISSING PERSON JUVENILE
ORI/MD1012600 NAM/SMITH, JOHN J SEX/M RAC/W POB/MD DOB/19801012
DOE/20001012 HGT/510 WGT/165 EYE/GRN HAI/BRO SKN/FAR
SOC/216343737
MNP/MP DLC/19980830 OCA/56789
MIS/LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE PANTS AND RED SHIRT
MPC/RUNAWAY
BLT/OPOS CRC/C FPA/N
BXR/PJWT/PK,RI
JWL/GOLD CROSS ON CHAIN
NIC/M000069216 DTE/19980930 0000 EDT DLU/19981015 0000 EDT

2.          $.K. AMBER Alert Follow-Up Notifications 

A $.K. administrative message is sent to the NCMEC 72 hours after the AMBER Alert (AA) code is entered into the Missing Person (MNP) Field of the NCIC missing person record and a second $.K. is produced 30 days after the AA code is entered into the MNP Field.  Upon receipt of the $.K. notifications, the NCMEC will coordinate with the respective NCIC record holder and the AMBER coordinator to verify the status of the AMBER Alert and ensure that the NCIC record is accurate and valid.

The following are examples of the $.K. administrative messages:

$.K. 72 HOUR AMBER ALERT FOLLOW-UP
VA007019W
NOTIFICATION AT 1600 EST 20051121
MNP/AA HAS BEEN IN THE FOLLOWING RECORD FOR 72 HOURS
VERIFY STATUS OF AMBER ALERT WITH ORI

MKE/MISSING PERSON ENDANGERED
ORI/MD1012600 NAM/JONES, SARAH SEX/F RAC/W POB/MD DOB/20001012
DOE/20181012 HGT/402 WGT/065 EYE/BRO HAI/BRO SKN/FAR SMT/SC R HND
SOC/123456789

MNP/AA DLC/20051117 OCA/EXAMPLE1

MIS/LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE PANTS AND PINK SHIRT
MPC/ABDUCTED BY A STRANGER

LIC/555W555 LIS/VA LIY/2006 LIT/PC
VIN/1Q87H2N100001 VYR/2001
VMA/FORD VMO/TAU VST/4D VCO/BLK

BLT/OPOS FPA/N
BXR/P

DNA/N
NIC/M000069216 DTE/20051118 1600 EST DLU/20051121 1700 EST

$.K. 30 DAY AMBER ALERT FOLLOW-UP
VA007019W
NOTIFICATION AT 1600 EST 20051218
MNP/AA HAS BEEN IN THE FOLLOWING RECORD FOR 30 DAYS
VERIFY STATUS OF AMBER ALERT WITH ORI

MKE/MISSING PERSON ENDANGERED
ORI/MD1012600 NAM/JONES, SARAH SEX/F RAC/W POB/MD DOB/20001012
DOE/20181012 HGT/402 WGT/065 EYE/BRO HAI/BRO SKN/FAR SMT/SC R HND
SOC/123456789

MNP/AA DLC/20051117 OCA/EXAMPLE2

MIS/LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE PANTS AND PINK SHIRT
MPC/ABDUCTED BY A STRANGER

LIC/555W555 LIS/VA LIY/2006 LIT/PC
VIN/1Q87H2N100001 VYR/2001
VMA/FORD VMO/TAU VST/4D VCO/BLK

BLT/OPOS FPA/N BXR/P

DNA/N
NIC/M000069216 DTE/20051118 1600 EST
DLU/20051121 1700 EST

2.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY

1. The ORI must account for all fields in the missing person record. Agencies should ensure that all available data called for in the record format are entered when the entry is made. Missing data obtained at a later time should be promptly added through the use of a modification message (MKE/MM). Guidelines for the entry of aliases and/or other identifiers as a supplemental record to a missing person record are located in Section 8 of this chapter.

2. For training and administrative purposes, agencies may enter test records into NCIC 2000 by using the header TL01 (NCIC) or TN01 (NCIC 2000). The test records will not generate any notifications, nor will batch processing be performed in the test system.

3. If a DOB is the only numerical identifier, it must be a valid Gregorian date or the entry will be rejected. A valid Gregorian date of birth is mandatory when the message key is EMJ or when the MNP is CA.

4. The entry of invalid and/or unissued numbers in the SOC Field is allowed. A caveat will be generated stating that the SOC has not been assigned and that the agency should check for a possible data entry error:

ATTENTION -- THE SOC USED IN YOUR TRANSACTION HAS NOT BEEN ASSIGNED
BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION. PLEASE CHECK
FOR A DATA ENTRY ERROR

5. All numerical identifiers except the OCA and the MNU are to be entered omitting spaces, hyphens, and symbols. A hyphen may be used in the OCA Field, and a hyphen must be used to separate the first two alphabetics from the number itself in the MNU Field.  If the MNU exceeds 15 characters, the first 15 characters should be entered in the MNU Field. The full MNU should be entered in the MIS Field.

6. If a missing person record is for a child who is removed from the United States, known to be in another country, and the issue of return has not been resolved, place the following caveat in the Miscellaneous (MIS) Field:

RECORD IS FOR A MISSING CHILD BELIEVED TO BE IN (name of country) REFER TO NCIC MANUAL MISSING PERSON FILE CHAPTER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION BEFORE PLACING A LOCATE

7.  When additional numeric identifiers and personal descriptors regarding the subject of the record are found in other databases or documentation, the entering agency must make an informed decision as to whether or not the subject is the same as the one in the NCIC record.  In the absence of biometric identifiers, the determination should be based on multiple factors such as know criminal activity, date of birth, scars, marks, tattoos, photographs, Social Security number, operators license number, passport, military identification, last known address, and aliases.  Particular attention should be paid to discrepancies in height, age, etc.  When uncertain, do not include the additional information in the NCIC record and maintain documentation in the case file.2.6 MESSAGE FIELD CODE EDITS FOR ENTRY

1. PERSONAL DESCRIPTORS

Entry instructions for NAM, SEX, RAC, DOB, HGT, WGT, EYE, HAI, FBI, SKN, SMT, FPC, MNU, SOC, OLN, BLT, CRC, FPA, BXR, and JWT can be found in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. Codes for entering the POB and CTZ can be found in State and Country Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. Codes for entering license and vehicle data can be found in Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual.

2. DATE OF EMANCIPATION (DOE)

1. The DOE Field is mandatory when the message key is EMJ or EMJC. It is mandatory blank for all other missing person MKEs. The DOE indicates the exact day that an unemancipated juvenile will reach the age of emancipation (majority) as defined by the laws of his/her state of residence. The DOE must be later than the DLC.  DOE is entered in the same manner as a DOB, i.e., year, month, and day. For example, a missing person who was born on July 5, 1988, and is emancipated at the age of 18 years would be entered in file with DOB/19880705 and DOE/20060705.

The entry of February 29 (----0229) in the DOE Field for a year that is not a leap year is prohibited. If the DOB is February 29 and the year of emancipation is not a leap year, agencies should enter March 1 for the DOE. The DOE must be complete (include year, month, and day) or the entry will be rejected.

2. Most states have a fixed age of emancipation which is commonly referred to as the age of majority. However, many states have exceptions which cause a person to become emancipated at an earlier age. For example, a person who is not married and is unemancipated until he/she reaches the age of 18 may be emancipated at an earlier age if his/her marital status changes or if he/she enters the military.

3. The exceptions concerning age of emancipation may be changed at any time by the passage of state law(s). Before entering a record for a missing person who is a resident of another state, an agency should contact the CTA of that state to obtain information concerning the age of emancipation.

3. DATE OF LAST CONTACT (DLC)

Agencies should enter the date that the missing person was last seen or heard from. Agencies should not enter the date that the missing person report was received or the date that the record is entered unless it is the same date that the missing person was last heard from or seen.

4. MISCELLANEOUS (MIS) DATA

1. If a caution indicator is used in the message key, the reason for the caution must be entered as the first item in the MIS Field (NCIC format only). An exception occurs when SVIN is entered first in the MIS Field to disable vehicle edits when an OAN, state-assigned, or nonconforming 17-character VIN is entered.

2. Aliases, nicknames (monikers), vehicular data, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and operator’s license numbers should not be entered in the MIS Field.  All additional searchable data should be entered in a supplemental record (MKE/EMN), illustrated and explained in Section 8 of this chapter, as this procedure increases the chances of a hit on the record.

3. The types of information that should be included in the MIS Field are:

1. Clothing description (size, color, style, laundry marks)
2. Shoes (size, style, color)
3. Smoker (pipe, cigar, cigarette; brand)
4. Tobacco chewer (brand)
5. Fingernails (polish, length, biter)
6. Possible destination
7. Amount of money in possession
8. Medication in possession
9. Left handed
10. Right handed
11. Explanation/description of scars, marks, tattoos, and physical characteristics
12. Conditions under which a juvenile is listed as missing
13. Child is missing under suspicious circumstances, and/or child is believed to be in a life-threatening situation
14. Missing Body parts recovered.

4. In the event of a criminal kidnaping of a juvenile by the noncustodial mother, it is recommended that the mother's maiden name be entered as a possible alias and the following information be added to the MIS Field: CHILD IS MISSING UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES and/or CHILD IS BELIEVED TO BE IN A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. The mother's maiden name should also be entered if it is believed that a runaway juvenile is trying to avoid identification.

5. A missing person record and any other record should be cross-referenced in the MIS Field if more than one record pertains to the same case. For example, the MIS Field of two missing persons reported missing from the same scene may include MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY MISSING FRIEND-SEE NIC/M123456789, and the other record may contain a similar statement.

6. An ORI can request notification each time its record is hit, regardless of whether the person's whereabouts is known. The entering agency should place NOAH in the MIS Field for NCIC-formatted messages only. The same effect is accomplished by using the NOA Field in NCIC 2000-formatted messages.

7. When a missing person record for an individual that was previously identified by partial recovered body parts is left active, the entering agency should list the body parts that were recovered in the MIS Field.

5. VEHICLE OR LICENSE PLATE DATA

1. Vehicle and/or license plate data may be entered as part of a missing person record provided the location of the vehicle and/or license plate is unknown and the entering agency has reasonable grounds to believe that the missing person may be operating (or be a passenger in) the vehicle or a vehicle bearing the license plate.
2. Mere knowledge or verification with the appropriate department of motor vehicles that a vehicle and/or license plate is registered to the missing person does not meet the criteria for entry of either or both as part of his/her record.
3. In instances where the vehicle or license plate of the subject of a missing person entry has been stolen, a notation that the vehicle or license plate is stolen should be placed in the MIS Field. Also, a separate entry of the stolen vehicle, felony vehicle, or license plate should be made in the Vehicle or License Plate Files and cross-referenced by the agency possessing the theft report or handling the felony investigation.
4. Should the missing person entry contain data about a vehicle or license plate which has already been entered in the Vehicle or License Plate Files, the agency making the entry will be furnished the vehicle or license plate record already in file at the time the missing person entry is acknowledged.
5. When the vehicle in the record has been recovered, the vehicle data must be removed from the missing person record.

6. VEHICLE OR LICENSE PLATE DATA AND THE $.8. PROGRAM

An agency making a missing person entry containing data on a vehicle or license plate registered in another state must advise the CTA in the state of registry about such an entry if the state of registry is not a $.8. Program participant. Additional information concerning the $.8. Program can be found in the Introduction chapter of this manual.

7. JEWELRY DESCRIPTION (JWL)

The JWL Field may contain free text consisting of alphanumeric and/or any special character that may further describe the jewelry, e.g., engravings, color, number of stones, etc.

8. MISSING PERSON (MNP)

The MNP Field is mandatory for all entries. If the MKE is EMD, EMJ, or EMO, the MNP Field must be MP (Missing Person). If the MKE is EMV, the MNP must be DV (Disaster Victim). If the MKE is EME or EMI, the MNP must be either MP, CA (Child Abduction), or AA (Amber Alert).

If MNP is CA, the missing person's age must be less than 18 21 years of age. The CA is to be used in the MNP Field when there is reasonable indication or suspicion that a child has been abducted and/or is missing under circumstances suggesting foul play or a threat to life. While the CA code is discretionary, every effort should be made to use the code when the criteria are met. The use of this code will give the FBI' and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notification of urgent cases and enable them to provide assistance if needed.

The MNP Field of an NCIC missing person record is entered or modified to the AA code when an AMBER Alert has been activated.  Use of the AA code in NCIC does not change the procedures or protocols for activating an AMBER Alert.  The AA code provides a method of alerting law enforcement to the status of the missing child and generates immediate notifications to the FBI and the NCMEC, enabling them to deploy resources, when needed, in the most serious child abduction cases. 

9. ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER (OCA)

The entering agency should ensure the OCA is a unique number assigned to the case within the agency. For NCIC records not related to an investigative case, the OCA Field must still be unique (e.g., state system-assigned number, filing system number, state identification number).

2.7 NCIC 2000 MESSAGE FIELD CODE EDITS FOR ENTRY

1. CAUTION AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS (CMC)

When a missing person record is entered with a caution indicator, the MKE ends with a -C, and the CMC Field must contain a valid caution and medical code. Section 8 of this chapter describes procedures for entry of additional CMC codes as a supplemental record to a missing person record. The following are the allowable CMC codes and their translations.

00 = Armed and Dangerous 60 = Allergies
05 = Violent Tendencies 65 = Epilepsy
10 = Martial Arts Expert 70 = Suicidal
15 = Explosive Expertise 80 = Medication Required
20 = Known to Abuse Drugs 85 = Hemophiliac
25 = Escape Risk 90 = Diabetic 95 = Diabetic
30 = Sexually Violent Predator - Contact ORI for Detailed Information
40 = International Flight Risk  
50 = Heart Condition 01 = Other
55 = Alcoholic

The CMC Field is not utilized in automatic cross-search; therefore, all applicable scars, marks, tattoos, and other characteristics should be entered in the SMT Field.

2. LINKAGE DATA (LKA AND LKI)

The Linkage ORI and OCA Fields are provided as separate fields to associate incidents that are handled by multiple departments and to link missing and/or unidentified person records when an identification is made but only part of the body has been recovered. An ORI entering a record which shares the same incident of a record entered for a different ORI and/or OCA can link the records by entering the associated ORI and OCA in the linkage fields.

In the entry message, the LKI and LKA Fields immediately follow the OCA Field.  The message will be rejected if the LKI/LKA Fields are the same as the ORI/OCA Fields or if the first seven characters of the LKA are the same as the first seven characters of the LKI.

3. MISSING PERSON CIRCUMSTANCES (MPC)

The MPC Field is optional and provides additional information concerning the nature of the disappearance. The allowable values may be found in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual:

4. NOTIFY ORIGINATING AGENCY (NOA)

When the ORI believes that notification each time its record is hit will provide investigative leads, regardless of whether the location of the missing person is known, Y should be entered into the NOA Field. Previously, this was indicated by placing NOAH in the MIS Field. If the NOA is blank, the field will default to N.

The NOA Field will be returned in record responses when the inquiring agency ORI matches the entering agency ORI and in unsolicited notifications ($. messages) to the ORI of record.

5. DNA PROFILE INDICATOR (DNA) and DNA LOCATION (DLO)

The DNA Field has a default value of N, meaning no DNA data is available.  When the user sets the DNA Field to Y, indicating DNA data are available, then specific information regarding location of the DNA sample must be entered in the DLO Field.  The DLO Field can include contact information, type of DNA sample, and other information deemed appropriate by the agency.  If the DNA Field is set to Y and the DLO is blank, then the record will be rejected.

2.8 AUTOMATIC CROSS-SEARCH WITH UNIDENTIFIED PERSON RECORDS

1. When a missing person record is entered or modified, NCIC 2000 automatically compares the data in that record against all unidentified person records in NCIC 2000. These comparisons are performed daily on the records that were entered/modified on the previous day. The identifiers used in the comparisons are the following:

Missing Person

Record Identifiers



Unidentified Person

Record Identifiers

Date of Birth - Estimated Year of Birth
Sex - Sex
Race - Race
Height - Estimated Height
Weight - Estimated Weight
Eye Color - Eye Color
Hair Color - Hair Color
Date of Last Contact - Estimated Date of Death
Date of Last Contact - Date Body Found
Scars, Marks, Tattoos, etc. - Scars, Marks, Tattoos, etc.
Fingerprint Classification - Fingerprint Classification
Jewelry Type - Jewelry Type
Originating Agency State Code - Originating Agency State Code
Blood Type - Blood Type
Dental Characteristics - Dental Characteristics

2. Even though the search only compares the data as shown in the chart above, records should contain all available descriptive data to further aid in the identification process.

3. Once the comparisons are made, all entering/updating agencies are notified of the results through administrative messages. The $.M. administrative message advises an agency that a possible match(es) has been made on its record. This message is transmitted to the ORI of the new/modified record and the ORI(s) of the matched record(s).

4. The message includes abbreviated records for up to 100 possible matches for the physical cross-search and 35 for the dental cross-search. If more than 100 records were matched using physical characteristics or if 35 were matched using dental characteristics, the remaining records can be obtained by contacting FBI CJIS staff at 304-625-3000. If the cross-search does not produce any match, all entering/updating agencies are notified through a $.N. administrative message.


SECTION 3--MODIFICATION

3.1 WHEN TO USE A MODIFICATION MESSAGE

Modification of a record is restricted to the agency that entered the record. A modification message is used to add, delete, or change data in missing person records.

A modification message to delete information in the MNU, DOB, SOC, SMT, or CMC Fields of the base record will cause the oldest data with that MFC in the supplemental record to move up to the base record.

3.2 EXAMPLE OF A MODIFICATION MESSAGE

1N01HEADER.MM.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.EYE/BRO.NOA/Y

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
MODIFY NAM/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216

The above modification example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (MM), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), two record identifiers (NAM/SMITH, JOHN J and NIC/M000069216), the fields being modified, and the data being changed (EYE/BRO.NOA/Y).

3.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR MODIFICATION

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE FIELD CODE FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 2-2 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NCIC NUMBER CONDITIONAL NIC 10-10 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NAME CONDITIONAL NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER CONDITIONAL OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
NAME OF VALIDATOR OPTIONAL VLN* 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ANY FIELD(S) FROM ENTRY TRANSACTION        

*NCIC 2000 format only

3.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO BE MODIFIED

The record to be modified must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. The name used in identifying the record to be modified must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

3.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR MODIFICATION

1. When a vehicle in a missing person record is recovered prior to location of the missing person, the message field code, LIC-VCO/, may be used to remove all vehicular data without identifying each individual field. The characters LIC-VCO/ instruct the NCIC 2000 System to delete the following fields: LIC, LIS, LIY, LIT, VIN, VYR, VMA, VMO, VST, and VCO.

1N01HEADER.MM.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.LIC-VCO/.

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
MODIFY NAM/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216

The above modification example which removes all vehicular data from the record contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (MM), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), two record identifiers (NAM/SMITH, JOHN J and NIC/ M000069216), and the fields being removed (LIC-VCO/.).

2. The special modification message explained above cannot be used to remove less than all of the vehicular data from a missing person base record. For example, if only the four fields of license plate data (LIC, LIS, LIY, and LIT) are to be deleted from the record, the usual modification procedure must be followed with each field to be deleted explicitly set forth as shown in the following modify message:

1N01HEADER.MM.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.LIC/.
LIS/.LIY/.LIT/.

3. If a missing person record is for a child who is removed from the United States, known to be in another country, and the issue of return has not been resolved, place the following caveat in the Miscellaneous (MIS) Field:

RECORD IS FOR A MISSING CHILD BELIEVED TO BE IN (name of country) REFER TO NCIC MANUAL MISSING PERSON FILE CHAPTER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION BEFORE PLACING A LOCATE

3.6 VALIDATION GUIDELINES FOR NCIC MODIFICATION

For NCIC validation, a name of validator may be added to the Name of Validator (VLN) Field of a missing person record to indicate that the record has been validated. When data are entered into the VLN Field, NCIC enters the current date in the Date of Last Validation (VLD) Field of the record.  If the user attempts to delete or modify the VLN Field to all blanks, the message will be rejected.  The acknowledgment for the modification message containing VLN Field data will indicate the record has been validated.  Each CSA can determine the specific data to be included in the VLN Field for the validation of the record.  For example: 

1N01HEADER.MM.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.
SOC/311009194.VLN/JONES, DAVID E
 

            Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
VALIDATE NAM/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216

3.7 AUTOMATIC CROSS-SEARCH WITH UNIDENTIFIED PERSON RECORDS

Modifying a missing person record will cause an automatic cross-search of the updated record with unidentified person records in NCIC 2000. Additional information can be found in section 2 of this chapter.

3.8 MISSING PERSON INTEREST (MIF) FIELD

The MIF Field is a one-character field reserved to show NCMEC interest in a missing person record. Only NCMEC can utilize this field via a modification message. The field can contain Y or N. If the MIF Field contains Y, NCIC 2000 will notify NCMEC of all subsequent modify, cancel, locate, or clear transactions.


SECTION 4--CANCELLATION

4.1 WHEN TO USE A CANCELLATION MESSAGE

Cancellation of a record is restricted to the agency that entered the record. A cancellation message is utilized when the entering agency determines that the record is invalid; for example, the missing person report is withdrawn.

DO NOT transmit a cancellation message to remove the missing person record of a child from NCIC when the child was removed from the United States, located in another country, and the child has not been returned or the issue of return has not been resolved.

4.2 EXAMPLE OF A CANCELLATION MESSAGE

1N01HEADER.XM.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.19990107.
NOT MISSING

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
CANCEL NAM/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216

The above cancellation example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (XM), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), two record identifiers (NAM/SMITH, JOHN J and NIC/M000069216), date of cancellation (19990107), and benefits and effectiveness data: reason for person record removal (NOT MISSING).

When a missing person record is canceled, the entire record, including all data appended to the record by means of a supplemental record entry, is automatically canceled.

4.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR CANCELLATION

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE FIELD CODE FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 2-2 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NCIC NUMBER CONDITIONAL NIC 10-10 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NAME CONDITIONAL NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER CONDITIONAL OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DATE OF CANCELLATION MANDATORY DOC 8-8 NUMERIC
REASON FOR PERSON RECORD REMOVAL OPTIONAL RPS* 10-21 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

*NCIC 2000 format only

4.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO BE CANCELED

The record to be canceled must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. The name used in identifying the record to be canceled must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file. Date of Cancellation (DOC) must follow the two record identifiers. DOC must be the current date or the current date minus one.

4.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 CANCELLATION

When canceling a record in the NCIC 2000 format, the user is expected to enter benefits and effectiveness data. The RPS Field is entered directly after the DOC Field. For a cancellation message, the RPS value will be either CASE DROPPED or NOT MISSING.


SECTION 5--INQUIRY

5.1 EXAMPLE OF A NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM) ACKNOWLEDGMENT

1N01HEADER.QM.CA1012600.AGE/35.SEX/M.RAC/W.EYE/BRO.HAI/BRO.
HGT/511.WGT/148

Acknowledgment:

1LO1HEADER
MD1012600
QUERY MISSING PERSON RECEIVED

EXAMPLE OF A NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM) WITH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE RESPONSES

1N01HEADER.QM.CA1012600.AGE/35.SEX/M.RAC/W.EYE/BRO.HAI/BRO.
HGT/511.WGT/148

Negative Response:

$.M.1NO1HEADER
CA1012600

NO NCIC MISSING PERSON RECORD FOR YOUR INQUIRY ON:
AGE/35 SEX/M RAC/W EYE/BRO HAI/BRO HGT/511 WGT/148.

Positive Response:

1NO1HEADER
CA1012600

MKE/MISSING PERSON DISABILITY
ORI/DCFBIWAOO NAM/JONES, JASON J SEX/M RAC/W POB/PA DOB/19640101
HGT/511 WGT/145 EYE/BRO HAI/BRO SMT/SC UL ARM
SOC/211440001
MNP/MP DLC/19790718 OCA/123
MIS/LSW GRN SLACKS, WHI PULLOVER, BLK WINGTIPS SIZE 10D, SCAR IS 4
MIS/4 INCHES, CREWCUT HAIR, RIGHT HANDED, VRX FOR LEFT EYE IS
MIS/OS-12D00E-D25X120 D5 DEG BASE DOWN
BLT/APOS CRC/U FPA/N

BXR/F VRX/OD - 12D00E-D2XI40 D5 DEGREES BASE UP
JWT/AB BB KC CU
JWT/BELT BUCKLE IS IN THE SHAPE OF A GUN, 4 KEYS ON CHAIN
ORI IS FBI HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC 202 555-1234
SMT/SC R LEG
SMT/SC L LEG
SMT/SC R ARM
SMT/BLIND
SMT/ART L ARM
SMT/SC FACE
SMT/HEAR AID
SMT/HARELIP

DENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
DXR/Y   MPA/N  DRE/PERSON HAS NUMEROUS CARIES
TOOTH

01X     32X
02MO    31M
03V     30V
04O     29V
05V     28V
06V     27V
07V     26X
08F     25V
09V     24V
10V     23V
11V     22V
12V     21V
13V     20V
14V     19V
15V     18V
16X     17V

NIC/M107649846 DTE/19790801 0000 EDT DLU/20080115 1600 EST
IMMED CONFIRM MISSING PERSON STATUS WITH ORI

MKE/MISSING PERSON INVOLUNTARY
ORI/MD10122699 NAM/THOMAS, TOM SEX/M RAC/W POB/TX DOB/19640606
HGT/509 WGT/153  EYE/BRO  HAI/BRO  SKN/FAR  SMT/TAT L LEG
FPC/PMPICI14151617181920  SOC/211440001
MNP/MP DLC/19980529  OCA/CSD567
MIS/LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE JEANS AND BLACK PULLOVER SHIRT,
MIS/LEFT-HANDED, SMOKES WINSTONS
LIC/ABC123  LIS/MD  LIY/2000  LIT/PC
VIN/1Q87H2N100001  VYR/1972
VMA/CHEV  VMO/CAM  VST/2T  VCO/BLK
ORI IS ANY CITY PD MD 301 555-1212
NIC/M107650007  DTE/19980811  0000  EDT DLU/19990115 0000 EST
IMMED CONFIRM MISSING PERSON STATUS WITH ORI

M107649846 090 M107650007 090 M123456301 090 M123456401 090
M104545687 090 M123456202 090 M123456302 090 M123456402 090
M987654321 085 M123456203 085 M123456303 083 M123456403 080
M987654323 075 M123456204 075 M123456304 075 M123456404 075
M987654343 060 M123456205 057 M123456305 057 M123456405 057

The NICs are listed in descending order by score.

5.2 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE FIELD CODE FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 2-2 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
AGE MANDATORY AGE 2-2 NUMERIC
SEX MANDATORY SEX 1-1 ALPHABETIC
RACE MANDATORY RAC 1-1 ALPHABETIC
EYE COLOR MANDATORY EYE 3-3 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
HAIR COLOR MANDATORY HAI 3-3 CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
HEIGHT MANDATORY HGT 3-3 NUMERIC
WEIGHT MANDATORY WGT 3-3 NUMERIC
NAME OPTIONAL NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
EXPANDED NAME SEARCH* OPTIONAL ENS 1-1 ALPHABETIC
AREA OPTIONAL ARE 2-3 ALPHABETIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

*NCIC 2000 format only
Please note:  The IND Field is no longer valid for nonunique inquiries.

5.3 REQUIREMENTS FOR NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM)

1. The following fields are mandatory for a nonunique identifier inquiry: HDR, MKE, ORI, AGE, SEX, RAC, EYE, HAI, HGT, and WGT.

2. The NAM Field is optional.

3. The approximate age of the individual may be one or two numeric characters representing the age in years. The age must fall within a range of 0 to 99. The age in the inquiry plus or minus 1 year will be searched. If the person inquired upon is 100 years old or older, the first character (1) should be dropped.

4. Sex, race, eye color, and hair color should be coded following the instructions set forth in Personal Descriptors, NCIC 2000 Code Manual. A search on each of these fields will retrieve any record with a corresponding code.

5. Approximate height in the inquiry plus or minus 3 inches will be searched.

6. Approximate weight in the inquiry plus or minus 10 pounds will be searched. Inclusion of a name in the inquiry will limit the response.

7. After the search is conducted on AGE, SEX, RAC, EYE, HAI, HGT, and WGT, the New York State Identification and Intelligence System (NYSIIS) code in the records found will be compared with the NYSIIS code of the name in the inquiry. Only those records and additional NICs with matching NYSIIS codes will be returned to the inquiring agency.

5.4 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY

1. When a nonunique identifier inquiry is received, NCIC 2000 searches the Missing Person File for possible matches, i.e., candidate records. The sex, race, eye, and hair color codes in the candidate records must be identical to the sex, race, eye, and hair color codes in the inquiry. However, age, height, and weight in the candidate records may vary from the age, height, and weight in the inquiry as indicated above.

2. A score is assigned to each candidate record. The score is computed based upon the variance between the inquiry age, height, and weight, and the corresponding data in the candidate records. The score is an abstract numerical representation of the relative similarity between the inquiry data and the data in the candidate records. The score is used by NCIC 2000 to select up to 20 most likely candidate records for the response to the inquiring agency.

3. To determine if a hit (identification) has been made, the inquiring agency must review all of the identification data in the candidate records and contact the agency that entered the record(s) to confirm a match.

4. The ARE Field must be a valid state, territory, or province code as listed in the NCIC 2000 Code Manual. NCIC 2000 will search all records for a particular state, territory, province, or region. When an inquiry contains ARE/ followed by a valid code and an asterisk, the response to the inquiry will be limited to records containing the same code and/or US in the first two positions of the ORI Field. Any code may be followed by an asterisk.

If the asterisk is not used, the search will be conducted on a specific region associated with the state, territory, or province code as detailed in the following list.

Area (ARE) Field
Inquiry Code
ORI of Records Returned in Response
AL AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, TN, & US
AK AK, BE, YT, & US
AZ AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, UT, & US
AR AR, IL, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, OK, TN, TX, & US
CA AZ, CA, NV, OR, & US
CO AZ, CO, KS, NB, NM, OK, TX, UT, WY, & US
CT CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, & US
DE DE, DC, MD, NY, PA, VA, & US
DC DE, DC, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV, & US
FL AL, FL, GA, MS, & US
GA AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN, & US
HI HI & US
ID ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, AB, BC, & US
IL AR, IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, TN, WI, & US
IN IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WI, ON, & US
IA IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NB, SD, WI, & US
KS AR, CO, IA, KS, MO, NB, NM, OK, TN, & US
KY AR, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, OH, TN, VA, WV, & US
LA AL, AR, LA, MS, OK, TX, & US
MA CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, & US
ME CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, NK, NS, PQ, & US
MD DE, DC, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV, & US
MI IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI, ON, & US
MN IL, IA, MI, MN, NB, ND, SD, WI, MB, ON, & US
MS AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, MO, TN, & US
MO AR, IL, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NB, OK, TN, & US
MT ID, MT, ND, SD, WA, WY, AB, BC, MB, SN, & US
NB CO, IA, KS, MN, MO, NB, SD, WY, & US
NV AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, & US
NH CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT, ON, PQ, & US
NJ CT, DE, DC, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, & US
NM AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT, & US
NY CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, ON, PQ, & US
NC AL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, & US
ND MN, MT, ND, SD, WY, MB, SN, & US
OH IN, KY, MD, MI, NY, OH, PA, WV, ON, & US
OK AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX, & US
OR CA, ID, NV, OR, WA, & US
PA CT, DE, DC, MD, MA, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, WV, ON, & US
RI CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, & US
SC GA, NC, SC, TN, & US
SD IA, MN, MT, NB, ND, SD, WY, & US
TN AL, AR, GA, IL, KY, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, & US
TX AR, CO, KS, LA, NM, OK, TX, & US
UT AZ, CO, ID, NV, NM, UT, WY, & US
VT CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT, ON, PQ, & US
VA DE, DC, KY, MD, NJ, NC, PA, TN, VA, WV, & US
WA ID, MT, OR, WA, BC, & US
WV DC, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, & US
WI IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, WI, & US
WY CO, ID, MT, NB, ND, SD, UT, WY, & US
AB CD, ID, MT, AB, BC, NT, SN, & US
BC CD, AK, ID, MT, WA, AB, BC, NT, YT, & US
CD CD, AB, BC, CD, IC, MB, NF, NK, NS, NT, ON, PE, PQ, SN, YT, & US
MB CD, MN, MT, ND, MB, NT, ON, SN, & US
NF CD, NF, PQ, & US
NK CD, ME, NK, NS, PE, PQ, & US
NS CD, ME, NK, NS, PE, & US
NT CD, AB, BC, MB, NT, PQ, SN, YT, & US
ON CD, IN, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, PA, VT, MB, ON, PQ, & US
PE CD, NK, NS, PE, & US
PQ CD, ME, NH, NY, VT, NF, NK, NT, ON, PQ, & US
SN CD, MT, ND, AB, MB, NT, SN, & US
YT CD, AK, BC, NT, YT, & US
PR PR, VI, & US
VI PR, VI, & US

5. If a hit response contains expired license plate information, the following caveat will be included:

WARNING - THE FOLLOWING RECORD CONTAINS EXPIRED LICENSE PLATE
DATA. USE CAUTION, CONTACT ENTERING AGENCY TO CONFIRM STATUS.

5.5 GUIDELINES FOR NCIC 2000 NONUNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY (QM)

1. IMAGE INDICATOR (IND)

The QM may contain an Image Indicator (IND) to specify whether an image should be returned if available. If the image indicator is Y, image data related to each primary hit response will be returned.

1N01HEADER.QM.WA1230000.AGE/35.SEX/M.RAC/W.HGT/511.
WGT/160. EYE/BRO.HAI/BRO. IND/Y

The following would be returned after the immediate confirm caveat for a mugshot image:

IMR/MNAM:SMITH, JOHN J DOB:19641012
RAC:W HGT:510 WGT:165 DOI:19881012
NIC:M000069216 IMN:I000001233
MIS:  PHOTO OVER TEN YEARS OLD

                                                                    00256

<image>.

The Image Response (IMR/) is composed of the following data: the Image Type (M for mugshot) and standard person MFCs (NAM, DOB, RAC, HGT, and WGT). The Date of Image (DOI) is next, followed by the NIC of the person record and the IMN. Following the IMN is the Image MIS Field, then image size in bytes (00256), and, last, <image> would be replaced with the actual image.

2. EXPANDED NAME SEARCH (ENS)

Nonunique identifier inquiries (QM) may also contain the Expanded Name Search (ENS) Field to specify that if the NAM Field is used, the enhanced name search function should be performed. If the ENS is Y, primary hits will be determined using each input name part as the last name, interchanging the remaining name parts as given names. Additional information on the ENS can be found in the Introduction chapter of this manual.

1NO1HEADER.QM.WA1230000.AGE/30.SEX/M.RAC/W.EYE/BRO.HAI/BRO.
HGT/510.WGT/160
NAM/FRANK,MILES.ENS/Y

The following $.M. message will be returned based on the ENS:

$.M.1NO1HEADER
WA1230000

NCIC HAS 1 POSSIBLE MATCHES FOR YOUR INQUIRY ON:
AGE/30 SEX/M RAC/W EYE/BRO HAI/BRO HGT/510 WGT/160
NAM/FRANK,MILES.
THE TWO HIGHEST SCORING RECORDS ARE LISTED FOLLOWED BY THE NIC
NUMBERS OF UP TO 20 OF THE HIGH SCORE RECORDS.

MKE/MISSING PERSON INVOLUNTARY
ORI/DC1014300 NAM/MILES, FRANK SEX/M RAC/W POB/FL DOB/19700112
HGT/509 WGT/153 EYE/BRO HAI/BRO SKN/FAR SMT/TAT L LEG
FPC/PMPICI14151617181920 SOC/211440001
MNP/MP DLC/19981001 OCA/CS12345
MIS/LAST SEEN AT THE TYSONS CORNER MALL
ORI IS ANY CITY PD DC 202 555-1111
NIC/M107650007 DTE/19981003 0000 EDT DLU/20071215 1600 EST
IMMED CONFIRM MISSING PERSON STATUS WITH ORI

5.6 EXAMPLES

1.  The message keys QW, QWA, QWE, QWF, QWS, ZW, QWB, and QWI are used for Missing Person File inquiries in addition to Foreign Fugitive, Wanted Person, Gang, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorist , Protection Order, Immigration Violator, Identity Theft, Supervised Release, and U.S. Secret Service Protective Files and the National Sex Offender Registry will cause these files to be searched automatically.  If vehicle identifiers (LIC, LIS, and/or VIN and VMA) are included in the inquiry, the Vehicle, Boat, Vehicle/Boat Part, and License Plate Files will also be searched.  If MNU, SOC, or OLN is included in the inquiry, the Article File personal identifier records will also be searched.

1N01HEADER.QW.WA1230000.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.SEX/M.RAC/W.DOB/19891012.RSH/Y

Negative Response:

1L01HEADER
WA1230000

NO NCIC WANT DOB/19891012 NAM/SMITH, JOHN J SEX/M RAC/W
***MESSAGE KEY QW SEARCHES WANTED PERSON FILE FELONY RECORDS REGARDLESS OF
EXTRADITION AND MISDEMEANOR RECORDS INDICATING POSSIBLE INTERSTATE EXTRADITION FROM THE
INQUIRING AGENCY’S LOCATION. ALL OTHER NCIC PERSONS FILES ARE SEARCHED
WITHOUT LIMITATIONS.

Positive Response (with supplemental records):

1L01HEADER
WA1230000

***MESSAGE KEY QW SEARCHES WANTED PERSON FILE FELONY RECORDS REGARDLESS OF
EXTRADITION AND MISDEMEANOR RECORDS INDICATING POSSIBLE INTERSTATE EXTRADITION FROM THE INQUIRING AGENCY’S LOCATION. ALL OTHER NCIC PERSONS FILES ARE SEARCHED
WITHOUT LIMITATIONS.

MKE/MISSING PERSON JUVENILE
ORI/MD1012600 NAM/SMITH, JOHN J SEX/M RAC/W POB/MD DOB/19891012
DOE/20051012 HGT/410 WGT/105 EYE/GRN HAI/BRO CTZ/US SKN/FAR
SMT/SC R HND
SOC/123456789 MNP/MP DLC/19991201 OCA/99-1234
MIS/LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE PANTS AND RED SHIRT
BLT/OPOS CRC/C FPA/N BXR/P
JWT/PK NE
JWL/GOLD CROSS ON CHAIN
ORI IS ANY CITY PD MD 301 555-1212
DOB/19881012
DOB/19891210
AKA/ROE, EDWARD
AKA/JONES, EDWARD
SMT/CAUL L EAR
SMT/TAT R ARM

DENTAL CHARACTERISTICS
DXR/Y MPA/N DRE/INDIVIDUAL HAS NO DECAY
ALL 32 PERMANENT TEETH ARE PRESENT; WITH NO RESTORATIONS
NIC/M000069216 DTE/19991201 1245 EST DLU/20080201 0830 EST
IMMED CONFIRM RECORD WITH ORI AND FOLLOW PROCEDURES IN
INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES

2. EXAMPLE OF A UNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY FOR FOREIGN ABDUCTED CHILDREN AND MISSING PERSON RECORDS WITH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE RESPONSES

1N01HEADER.QW.WA123000.NAM/DOE,JOHN.SEX/M.RAC/W.DOB/19770123

Negative Response:

1L01HEADER
WA123000

NO NCIC WANT DOB/19770123 NAM/DOE,JOHN SEX/M RAC/W
***MESSAGE KEY QW SEARCHES WANTED PERSON FILE FELONY RECORDS REGARDLESS OF
EXTRADITION AND MISDEMEANOR RECORDS INDICATING POSSIBLE INTERSTATE EXTRADITION FROM THE INQUIRING AGENCY’S LOCATION. ALL OTHER NCIC PERSONS FILES ARE SEARCHED
WITHOUT LIMITATIONS.

Positive Response:

1L01HEADER
WA123000

***MESSAGE KEY QW SEARCHES WANTED PERSON FILE FELONY RECORDS REGARDLESS OF
EXTRADITION AND MISDEMEANOR RECORDS INDICATING POSSIBLE INTERSTATE EXTRADITION FROM THE
INQUIRING AGENCY’S LOCATION. ALL OTHER NCIC PERSONS FILES ARE SEARCHED
WITHOUT LIMITATIONS.

WARNING:  DO NOT DETAIN BASED UPON THIS MISSING PERSON RECORD
MKE/FOREIGN MISSING PERSON - JUVENILE
ORI/DCINTER++00 NAM/DOE,JOHN SEX/M RAC/W POB/BD DOB/19770123
DOE/19950123 HGT/410 WGT/105 EYE/GRN HAI/BRO CTZ/BD
SOC/211004444 MNP/MP DLC/19821201
MIS/CHILD ABDUCTED IN FRANCE BY NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT
ORI IS INTERPOL US DOJ WASHINGTON (202) 616-9000
NIC/M000069216 DTE/19830104 0000 EST DLU/20080201 0930 EST
IMMED CONFIRM RECORD WITH ORI AND FOLLOW PROCEDURES
IN INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES
REPEAT - DO NOT DETAIN BASED UPON NCIC RECORD WITH NIC/M000069216
FOREIGN MISSING OR ABDUCTED PERSON - IMMEDIATELY CONTACT INTERPOL,
US DOJ, NLETS ORI/DCINTER00, OR TEL. NO. (202) 616-9000.
IMMED CONFIRM RECORD WITH ORI AND FOLLOW PROCEDURES
IN INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES

3.   EXAMPLE OF A UNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY POSITIVE RESPONSE FOR A MISSING PERSON RECORD WITH PWI DATA

1N01HEADER.QW.WA1230000.NAM/ADAMS, RANDY.SEX/M.RAC/W.DOB/19440630.RSH/Y

Positive Response (with supplemental PWI records):

1L01HEADER
WA1230000

*****PERSON WITH INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH NIC/M000069216*****
*****DO NOT ARREST OR DETAIN BASED ON PERSON WITH INFORMATION HIT*****
MKE/MISSING PERSON ENDANGERED
ORI/MD1012600 NAM/JONES, SARAH SEX/F RAC/W POB/MD DOB/20081012
DOE/20261012 HGT/402 WGT/065 EYE/BRO HAI/BRO SKN/FAR
SMT/SC R HND
SOC/123456789
MNP/CA DLC/20110810 OCA/EXAMPLE1
MIS/LAST SEEN WEARING BLUE PANTS AND PINK SHIRT
MPC/ABDUCTED BY A NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT

LIC/555W555 LIS/VA LIY/2012 LIT/PC
VIN/1Q87H2N100001 VYR/2001
VMA/FORD VMO/TAU VST/4D VCO/BLK

BLT/OPOS FPA/N
BXR/P
DNA/N
ORI IS ANY CITY PD MD 301 555-1212

PIN/ADAMS, RANDY PIX/M PIR/W PIB/19440630 PGH/511 PWG/195
PEY/BRO
PHA/BRO PSK/LGT PSM/SLVR TOOTH PSS/123456789
PMI/PERSON WITH INFORMATION IS NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT OF MISSING CHILD, CHILD
PMI/MAY BE USING A TAN GRACO CAR SEAT, PLEASE CONTACT DET FRIDAY AT THE ORANGE
PMI/CO PD 555-555-5555 WHEN PERSON WITH INFORMATION IS ENCOUNTERED
PIB/19450630
PIB/19450531
PAK/MARKS, RANDY
PSM/SC L ANKL
PSM/TAT L WRS
PSS/333333333
PSS/222222222

PIN/HARDY, MARY PIX/F PIR/W PIB/19700410 PGH/502 PWG/115
PEY/BRO PHA/BRO PSK/LGT PSM/MOLE FHD PSS/987654321
PMI/PERSON WITH INFORMATION IS GIRLFRIEND OF NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT OF MISSING
PMI/CHILD, CHILD MAY BE USING A TAN GRACO CAR SEAT, PLEASE CONTACT DET FRIDAY AT
PMI/THE ORANGE CO PD 555-555-5555 WHEN PERSON WITH INFORMATION IS ENCOUNTERED
PIB/19710503
PAK/ADAMS, MARY
PSM/TAT LW LIP

PSM/TAT L ANKL
PSS/888888888

NIC/M000069216 DTE/20110810 1600 EDT DLU/20110811 0425 EDT

***REPEAT - DO NOT ARREST OR DETAIN BASED ON PERSON WITH INFORMATION HIT***

5.7 REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY

An inquiry of the Missing Person File may be made by name and one, more than one, or all of the following alphanumeric identifiers: DOB (including year, month, and day), FBI, MNU, SOC, and OLN, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. Additionally, inquiries may be made using vehicle data (LIC, LIS, and/or VIN and VMA); NAM and OCA; or NIC only, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC.

Note: Exact spelling of the name as contained in the record is required when inquiring with only NAM and OCA.

5.8 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR UNIQUE IDENTIFIER INQUIRY

1. When the inquiry contains a NAM and complete DOB as the only numeric identifier, the date of birth in the inquiry must match the exact date of birth in a record before a record will be retrieved. When the subject of the inquiry uses more than one DOB, the person's name should be checked using each available birth date. NCIC will search for all matching records that contain the exact DOB and a surname that is a NYSIIS match to the surname in the inquiry.

2. Sex and race should be included to minimize multiple hits by limiting the scope of the search. Including sex will cause NCIC 2000 to search only those records containing the same SEX code as the SEX code in the inquiry. Also, the inclusion of race in an inquiry can limit the search made by NCIC 2000. A list of the Race Field codes and the race codes that will be searched when each is included in an inquiry are the following:

Race Code In Inquiry Race Codes Searched
A (Asian or Pacific Islander) All
I (American Indian or Alaskan Native) All
B (Black) All except W
W (White) All except B
U (Unknown) All

3. When the inquiry contains a name and an alphanumeric identifier other than DOB, i.e., SOC, FBI, MNU, or OLN, a name search is not generated. Including sex and race in this inquiry will not confine the search. If the MNU exceeds 15 characters, the first 15 characters should be entered in the MNU Field. The MIS Field in the hit response should be reviewed to confirm that the first 15 characters are the same as the complete MNU.

4. An inquiry can provide a secondary hit response from other files in NCIC 2000 when the primary hit contains a SOC, FBI, or VIN, and those fields were not part of the original search criteria. A second computer search is automatically generated on the SOC, FBI, and VIN contained in the primary record response. The second search is against all person files (except the Unidentified Person File), Vehicle, and Vehicle/Boat Part Files.

5. When only one numeric identifier is used in a Missing Person File inquiry, the response will include only the record on file containing that specific numeric identifier. For example, if an inquiry contains only the Social Security number, the response will include a record on file with that Social Security number, even though there may be other records on file for the same individual which do not contain that particular number.

6. An agency making an inquiry with limited personal descriptors should make a second inquiry using all available identifiers contained in the response record to ensure the receipt of all records on file which could possibly pertain to the person in question.

7. An inquiry (QV or ZV) by LIC, LIS, and/or VIN, and, when available, VMA will also identify a missing person record for which the vehicular and/or license plate data have been entered.

8. If a hit response contains expired license plate information, the following caveat will be included:

WARNING - THE FOLLOWING RECORD CONTAINS EXPIRED LICENSE PLATE
DATA. USE CAUTION, CONTACT ENTERING AGENCY TO CONFIRM STATUS.

9.         QM, QW, QWA, QWE, QWF, QWS, ZW, QWB, QWI, and QWT inquiries based on NAM and DOB will search the PIN, PAK, and PIB Fields.  If the inquiry is based on SOC, the PSS Field will be searched. 

10.                 If a missing person record is appended with PWI data, a caveat will display between the Amber Alert and Missing Person alerts at the beginning of the missing person record response. 

1.      When the record response is generated due to a hit on the base missing person    record data, the following caveat will display:

*****PERSON WITH INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH NIC/<NIC>*****
*****DO NOT ARREST OR DETAIN BASED ON PERSON WITH INFORMATION HIT*****

            2.      When the record response is generated due to a hit on the PWI record data, the following caveat will display: 

*****RECORD NIC/<NIC> IS BASED ON PERSON WITH INFORMATION MATCH*****

*****DO NOT ARREST OR DETAIN BASED ON PERSON WITH INFORMATION HIT***** 

3.      For all missing person record responses with PWI data, the following caveat will display after  “IMMED CONFIRM MISSING PERSON STATUS WITH ORI” preceded by a blank line.

 ***REPEAT - DO NOT ARREST OR DETAIN BASED ON PERSON WITH INFORMATION HIT***

 4.      The PWI records will display the following dental data in an MPF record response and will be preceded by a blank line.  The two supplemental PWI records will be separated by a blank line.

5.9 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 QW INQUIRY

QW, QWA, QWE, QWF, QWS, ZW inquiries may contain the Image Indicator (IND), Related Search Hit (RSH) and Expanded Name Search (ENS), and Expanded Date of Birth Search (EBS) Fields. Additional information on the use of these fields can be found in the Wanted Person File chapter.

5.10 BATCH INQUIRY (QWB)

The batch inquiry allows users to create a file of multiple QWA inquiries in one message. Each inquiry is delimited by a sequence number (SEQ) at the beginning of the inquiry and an "&" as a separator. The SEQ is three numerics and is used to match the responses (hit or no hit) to the specific inquiry from which they were generated. Prior to each response SEQUENCE NUMBER: <SEQ> will be returned to identify those responses that follow as coming from the inquiry with that sequence number. Additional information on procedures for conducting QWB inquiries can be found in the Wanted Person File chapter.

5.11 PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING A HIT

1. When an agency receives a record in response to an inquiry and 1) the whereabouts of the person inquired upon is known and 2) the person inquired upon appears to be identical with the subject of one or more of the records, the agency that can detain the person must contact the originating agency of each record possibly identical with the person inquired upon to confirm the hit prior to detaining the person.

2. Response time to a hit is based on two levels of priority: urgent and routine, with a different response time governing each level. Hit confirmation procedures are detailed in the Introduction chapter of this manual.

3.When an agency receives a record response to an NCIC query containing investigative interest information, the inquiring agency is not required to notify the investigative interest agency(s). If the investigative interest agency requests notification of all hits, this agency should place a "Y" in the Notify Investigative Agency (NIA) Field. Refer to the Other Transactions chapter of this manual for additional information on investigative interest supplemental records.

 4. If the missing person is identified by partial body parts, the inquiring agency should determine if the entering agency wants the record to be located.

5.   When an agency receives a record response to an inquiry containing PWI data, the agency should refer to the PMI6 Field for point of contact and additional information prior to taking action regarding the PWI.


SECTION 6--LOCATE

6.1 WHEN TO USE A LOCATE MESSAGE

Any agency, except the agency that entered the record, that finds a person who is indexed in an NCIC 2000 Missing Person File should place a locate message on the missing person record. When an agency receives a record or multiple records in response to an inquiry, the inquiring agency must contact the ORI of each record possibly identical with the person in question to confirm the hit. Following confirmation with the originating agency, a locate message should be transmitted for each record on file for the individual unless otherwise advised by the entering agency.

DO NOT transmit a locate message on the missing person record of a child removed from the United States and located in another country until the child has been returned or the issue of return has been resolved.

6.2 EXAMPLE OF A LOCATE MESSAGE

1N01HEADER.LM.WA1230000.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.19991205.
8592.DETN.HIT STATE 19991204..3..1..400.1000

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
WA1230000
1ST LOCATED NAM/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216 RECORD BEING CANCELED

The above example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (LM), locating agency identifier (WA1230000), two record identifiers (NAM/SMITH, JOHN J and NIC/M000069216), date of location (19991205), locating agency case number (8592), disposition information (DETN), and benefits and effectiveness data: reason for person record removal (HIT STATE 19991204), wanted/missing person hit results (3), number of missing persons found (1), value of other recovered property (400), and value of recovered contraband (1000).

6.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR LOCATE

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE

FIELD CODE

FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 2-2 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NCIC NUMBER CONDITIONAL NIC 10-10 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NAME CONDITIONAL NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER CONDITIONAL OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DATE OF RECOVERY MANDATORY DOR 8-8 NUMERIC
RECOVERING AGENCY CASE NUMBER

OPTIONAL
RCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC,

SPECIAL CHARACTERS

DISPOSITION MANDATORY DSP 4-4 ALPHABETIC
REASON FOR PERSON RECORD REMOVAL OPTIONAL RPS* 10-21 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
PERSON ARMED OPTIONAL PAR* 1-1 ALPHABETIC
WANTED/MISSING PERSON HIT RESULTS OPTIONAL HIT* 1-2 NUMERIC
NUMBER OF PERSONS APPREHENDED OPTIONAL NPA* 1-3 NUMERIC
NUMBER OF MISSING PERSONS FOUND OPTIONAL NPF* 1-20 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
VALUE OF RECOVERED PROPERTY OPTIONAL VNP* 1-8 NUMERIC
VALUE OF OTHER RECOVERED PROPERTY OPTIONAL VOR* 1-8 NUMERIC
VALUE OF RECOVERED CONTRABAND OPTIONAL VRC* 1-8 NUMERIC

*NCIC 2000 format only

6.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO RECEIVE LOCATE

The record to receive a locate must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order; or NIC and OCA, in that order, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. If the NAM Field is used as an identifier, the name must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file. The OCA used as an identifier will be that of the agency that entered the record as shown in the record received from NCIC 2000 in reply to the apprehending/locating agency's inquiry.

6.5 LOCATE PROCEDURE

1. Following the two record identifiers, the date of recovery, recovering agency case number, and the disposition are next entered, in that order, without field codes. The date of recovery must be entered or the locate message will be rejected. The recovering agency case number should be entered to ensure that complete recovery information is in the record. Disposition information (what is to be done with the missing person) must be obtained from the ORI when it is contacted to confirm the missing person's status and included in the locate message.

2. The ORI has the responsibility of immediately advising the recovering agency concerning disposition of the individual when contacted about the location of the missing person.

3. The complete missing person record, including all supplemental data, is automatically retired when a locate message is placed on the record.

6.6 DISPOSITION (DSP) FIELD

1. DETN IN LOCATE MESSAGE

DETN, an abbreviation for detained, must be included in the locate message when the agency that entered the record advises the locating agency that arrangements are being made to return the missing person to the proper authorities.

2. RELD IN LOCATE MESSAGE

RELD, an abbreviation for released, must be included in the locate message when:

1. The agency that entered the record advises the locating agency that the missing person should not be detained since that person will not be returned to the proper authorities.
2. The locating agency has received no information concerning what action should be taken with regard to the missing person after making a concerted effort to obtain such information.

6.7 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 LOCATE

Following the disposition, users are expected to enter benefits and effectiveness data. The entry of benefits data is not MFC-dependent. Therefore, any field not entered should be accounted for with a period. Additional information on benefits and effectiveness data can be found in the Introduction chapter of this manual.


SECTION 7--CLEAR

7.1 WHEN TO USE A CLEAR MESSAGE

Clearing a record is restricted to the agency that entered the record. A clear message is transmitted:

1. When the agency finding the missing person is the agency that entered the record; or

2. When the agency that entered the record is officially advised that the missing person has been located and the locating agency has not entered a locate message.

The clear message will cause the entire record, including supplemental and dental data, to be removed from the file.

DO NOT transmit a clear message on the missing person record of a child removed from the United States and located in another country until the child has been returned or the issue of return has been resolved.

7.2 EXAMPLE OF A CLEAR MESSAGE

1N01HEADER.CM.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.
19991107.WA1230000.8592.HIT NCIC 19991105..3..1..400.1000

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
CLEAR NAME/SMITH, JOHN J NIC/M000069216

The above clear example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (CM), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), two record identifiers (NAM/SMITH, JOHN J and NIC/ M000069216), date of location (19990107), the locating agency identifier (WA1230000), locating agency case number (8592), and benefits and effectiveness data: reason for person record removal (HIT NCIC 19991105), wanted/missing person hit results (3), number of missing persons found (1), value of other recovered property (400), and value of recovered contraband (1000).

7.3 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR CLEAR

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE
FIELD CODE
FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 2-2 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NCIC NUMBER CONDITIONAL NIC 10-10 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NAME CONDITIONAL NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER CONDITIONAL OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DATE OF CLEAR MANDATORY DCL 8-8 NUMERIC
RECOVERING AGENCY IDENTIFIER OPTIONAL RRI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
RECOVERING AGENCY CASE NUMBER OPTIONAL RCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
REASON FOR PERSON RECORD REMOVAL OPTIONAL RPS* 10-21 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
PERSON ARMED OPTIONAL PAR* 1-1 ALPHABETIC
WANTED/MISSING PERSON HIT RESULT OPTIONAL HIT* 1-2 NUMERIC
NUMBER OF PERSONS APPREHENDED OPTIONAL NPA* 1-3 NUMERIC
NUMBER OF MISSING PERSONS FOUND OPTIONAL NPF* 1-20 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
VALUE OF RECOVERED PROPERTY OPTIONAL VNP* 1-8 NUMERIC
VALUE OF OTHER RECOVERED PROPERTY OPTIONAL VOR* 1-8 NUMERIC
VALUE OF RECOVERED CONTRABAND OPTIONAL VRC* 1-8 NUMERIC

*NCIC 2000 format only

7.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD TO BE CLEARED

The record to be cleared must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order; or NIC and OCA, in that order, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. The NAM Field used to identify the record must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

7.5 CLEAR PROCEDURES

1. If the agency that entered the record finds the missing person, the date of recovery must be entered following the two record identifiers. Additionally, benefits and effectiveness data should be entered.

2. If the missing person is found by an agency other than the ORI of the record and the recovering agency has not placed a locate message on the missing person record, the date of recovery must be entered following the two record identifiers. This date should be followed by the recovering agency's identifier and the recovering agency case number. Additionally, benefits and effectiveness data should be entered.

3. Since one locate message retires the record from file, it will not be necessary for the ORI to clear the record from NCIC 2000.

7.6 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINE FOR NCIC 2000 CLEAR

Users are expected to enter benefits and effectiveness data for all clear transactions. The entry of benefits data is not MFC-dependent. Therefore, any field not entered should be accounted for with a period.


SECTION 8--SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD

8.1 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE FIELD CODE FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC,
SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 3-3 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NCIC NUMBER CONDITIONAL NIC 10-10 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NAME CONDITIONAL NAM 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC,
SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER CONDITIONAL OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC,
SPECIAL CHARACTERS
ALIAS OPTIONAL AKA 3-30 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC,
SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DATE OF BIRTH OPTIONAL DOB 8-8 NUMERIC
SCARS, MARKS,
TATTOOS, AND OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS
OPTIONAL SMT 3-10 CODE AS DEFINED IN
NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
MISCELLANEOUS
NUMBER
OPTIONAL MNU 4-15 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC,
SPECIAL CHARACTERS
SOCIAL SECURITY
NUMBER
OPTIONAL SOC 9-9 NUMERIC
OPERATOR'S LICENSE NUMBER SET OPTIONAL SET OLN1    
LICENSE PLATE
NUMBER SET
OPTIONAL SET LIC2    
VEHICLE
IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER SET


OPTIONAL SET
VIN3    
CAUTION AND MEDICAL
CONDITIONS
OPTIONAL CMC* 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN
NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL
IMAGE NCIC NUMBER
SET
OPTIONAL SET IMN 4    
CITIZENSHIP OPTIONAL CTZ* 2-2 CODE AS DEFINED IN
NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

*NCIC 2000 format only
1
OLN/<OLN>.<OLS>.<OLY>
2
LIC/<LIC>.<LIS>.<LIY>.<LIT>
3
VIN/<VIN>.<VYR>.<VMA>.<VMO>.<VST>.<VCO>
4
IMN/<IMN>.<IMT>

8.2 WHEN TO ENTER A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD

An enter supplemental record is used when additional identifiers such as alias(es), scars, marks, tattoos, and other characteristics, etc., need to be added to a missing person record. The enter supplemental record message may be made only by the agency that entered the missing person record.

8.3 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY

1N01HEADER.EMN.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.OCA/5439.
AKA/ROE, EDWARD.JONES, EDWARD.DOB/19801012.19791012.
SMT/CAUL L EAR.TAT R ARM

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
SUPP NAM/SMITH, JOHN J OCA/5439

The above supplemental record entry example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (EMN), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), two record identifiers (NAM/ SMITH, JOHN J and OCA/5439), and the supplemental data added to the record: two aliases (AKA/ROE, EDWARD. JONES, EDWARD), two dates of birth (DOB/19801012 and 19791012), and two scars, marks, and tattoos (SMT/CAUL L EAR and TAT R ARM).

8.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD FOR SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRY

The missing person record to which a supplemental record of an alias and/or other additional identifier is to be added must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. The name used in identifying the record must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

8.5 NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD

The AKA Field and all other identifying data fields which may be included in a supplemental record with their field codes and the maximum number of aliases and/or other identifiers that may be added to a missing person record are the following:

Field Field Code Maximum Number Permitted
Alias AKA 99
Date of Birth DOB 9
Scars, Marks, Tatoos, and Other Characteristics SMT 19
Miscellaneous Number MNU 9
Social Security Number SOC 9
Operator's License Number, State, and Year of Expiration (entered as a set) OLN 9
License Plate Number, State, Year of Expiration, and Type (entered as a set) LIC  9
Vehicle Identification Number, Year, Make, Model, Style, and Color (entered as a set; model and color not required for entry, but should be entered if known) VIN 9
Caution and Medical Conditions CMC* 10
Image NCIC Number and Image Type (entered as a set) IMN* 12
Citizenship CTZ* 9

*NCIC 2000 format only

8.6 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRY

1. A maximum of nine additional identifiers of various kinds may be entered in one supplemental record entry message. Additional messages are required if more identifiers are to be entered. Each alias; date of birth; scar, mark, tattoo; miscellaneous number; Social Security number; citizenship; or caution and medical condition is counted as one identifier. Each set of data relating to an operator's license, a license plate, vehicle, or image is likewise counted as one identifier.

2. For example, a record relating to JOHN HARRY SMITH might have appended supplemental data consisting of three other names (AKAs), nine dates of birth, five scars, two miscellaneous numbers (an army serial number and a mariner's document number), two sets of data describing operator's licenses known to have been issued in two states, three sets of data describing license plates known to have come into his possession, and one set of data concerning an automobile known to be in his possession. Entry of these additional data would require several supplemental record entry messages as all of these additional identifiers could not be included in one supplemental record entry message.

8.7 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY

1. After the missing person record has been identified, each field included in a supplemental record entry, except those entered as sets of data, must be identified by the appropriate field code followed by a slash and the item(s) of data. The data elements must be separated by a period and each field must end with a period. Fields that are not part of sets of data may be entered in any order in a supplemental record entry.

2. All numeric identifiers excluding OCA and MNU are to be entered omitting spaces, hyphens, and symbols. A hyphen may be used in the OCA Field, and a hyphen must be used to separate the two alphabetics from the number itself in the MNU Field.

3. Personal Descriptors, State and Country Codes, and Vehicular Data Codes, NCIC 2000 Code Manual, contain appropriate coding of personal identifiers and license and vehicle data.

4. The entry of a supplemental record to a missing person record will cause a cross-search of all unidentified person records.

8.8 MESSAGE FIELD CODE EDITS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY

1. ALIAS (AKA)

1. Field code AKA followed by a slash is used to identify an alias(es). An alias includes any name in which any last, first, or middle name is different from that in the NAM Field (or those previously entered in the AKA Fields) for the record, i.e., NAM/SMITH, MICHAEL LEE and AKA/SMITH, LEE MICHAEL.
2. An alias is to be listed with the last name, comma (space after comma is optional), first name or initial, space, middle name or initial if any, space, and suffix indicating seniority, if any, e.g., SR or III. Aliases and/or variations in name spelling must be separated by a period without repeating the message field code AKA.
3. For juveniles, it is recommended that the mother's maiden name be entered using the following format: AKA/(Mother's Maiden Surname), (Missing Juvenile's Given Name). Nicknames (monikers) are to be entered in the MIS Field, not in the AKA Field of the missing person record.
4.Nicknames (monikers) are to be entered in the AKA Field of the missing person record.  The term nickname in NCIC is defined as a name added to or substituted for the proper name of a person, such as their street name (i.e., Shorty).  It is not a familiar form of a proper name, such as Jim for James.

The nickname is to be entered in the AKA Field, followed by a comma (space after comma is optional), then an X (i.e., Peanut, X).

2. OPERATOR'S LICENSE SET (OLN)

Field code OLN followed by a slash is used to identify additional operator's license data in an entry. The three data elements making up this set are the operator's license number, state of issue, and year of expiration. All three elements must be included in the order listed in the format and must be separated by a period. For example:

OLN/L234526677238.VA.1976.

In the event more than one operator's license is to be entered at the same time, each set of operator's license data must be preceded by message field code OLN/.

3. LICENSE PLATE SET (LIC)

Field code LIC followed by a slash is used to identify additional license plate data in an entry. This set contains four data elements: LIC, LIS, LIY, and LIT. Elements must be entered in the order listed in the format and must be separated by a period. For example:

LIC/CBA321.MD.1977.TK.

In the event more than one set of license plates is to be included in one supplemental message, each set of license plate data must be preceded by message field code LIC/.

4. VEHICULAR DATA SET (VIN)

1. Field code VIN followed by a slash is used to identify an additional vehicle in a supplemental entry. This set contains six data elements: VIN, VYR, VMA, VMO, VST, and VCO.
2. The VIN, VYR, VMA, and VST are required for entry. However, model and color should be entered in proper order when available. Elements must be separated by periods and each data element must be accounted for. For example:

VIN/lL69X6J023456.1976.CHEV.IMP.4D.BLK

or

VIN/1D37Q6R001225.1976.CHEV..2D.

3. In the event data related to other vehicles are entered at the same time, each set of vehicular data must be preceded by message field code VIN/.

5. ADDITIONAL IDENTIFYING DATA IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ENTRY

The MFCs followed by a slash are used to identify additional data to be included in a supplemental record, i.e, DOB/, SMT/, MNU/, and SOC/. Multiples can be entered without repeating the MFCs and separated only by periods. For example, an entry might include:

DOB/19570102.19550823.SMT/SC LHK.POCKMARKS.MNU/AF-123456789.

SOC/123456789

When identifying data are entered in a supplemental record, the corresponding fields in the base record must be filled.

8.9 MODIFICATION OF ALIAS(ES) AND/OR OTHER IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD

No one-step procedure is available to modify an alias or other identifier in a missing person supplemental record. To modify, the incorrect AKA or other identifier should be canceled and reentered.

8.10 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ALIAS(ES) AND OTHER IDENTIFIERS CANCELLATION

1N01HEADER.XMN.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.
AKA/ROE, EDWARD.JONES,EDWARD.DOB/19651012.19630912

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
CANCEL SUPP NAM/SMITH, JOHN NIC/M000069216
AKA/ROE, EDWARD
AKA/JONES, EDWARD
DOB/19651012
DOB/19630912

The above example of a cancellation of aliases and other additional identifiers in a supplemental record contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (XMN), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), two record identifiers (NAM/SMITH, JOHN J and NIC/M000069216), and data to be canceled (AKA/ROE, EDWARD.JONES, EDWARD, and DOB/19651012.19630912).

8.11 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD FOR CANCELLATION OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS

When canceling an AKA and/or other additional identifiers contained in a supplemental record, the missing person record to which the supplemental record is appended must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order, with each data element preceded by the proper MFC. The supplemental data to be canceled are then entered with each field preceded by the proper MFC.

8.12 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A CANCELLATION MESSAGE

A maximum of nine identifiers of various kinds may be canceled in one cancellation message. Additional messages are required if more than nine identifiers are to be canceled. Each AKA, DOB, SMT, MNU, CTZ, or SOC is counted as one identifier. Each set of OLN, LIC, VIN, or IMN (multiple data element fields) is counted as one identifier.

8.13 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DATA CANCELLATION

1. Aliases; dates of birth; scars, marks, tattoos, and other characteristics; miscellaneous numbers; Social Security numbers; citizenships; and caution and medical conditions to be canceled should be set out in the cancellation message in the same manner as in a supplemental record entry. That is, more than one identifier of the same type may follow the MFC without repetition of the MFC. However, character for character, each identifier to be canceled must be set out exactly as it appears in the supplemental record on file.

2. Each set of operator's license or license plate data (multiple data element fields) must be preceded by OLN/ or LIC/, respectively, and all data elements of the set must appear exactly as they appear in the supplemental record on file. When canceling vehicle data, only the VIN and VMA are required following VIN/, with a period to account for the intervening VYR Field. For example:

VIN/1L69X6JO23456..CHEV

3. When a missing person record is canceled, its entire supplemental record is automatically canceled.

8.14 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR NCIC 2000 SUPPLEMENTAL CANCELLATION

1. IMAGE SET (IMN)

Up to nine images can be canceled in a supplemental cancel transaction: one signature, one mugshot, or nine identifying images (up to ten identifying images can be stored for a missing person record). The format is IMN/<IMN>.<IMT>. The IMN is the NCIC Number of the image, and the image type will be either S, M, or I. If the image type of the record is not the same type as defined by the IMT, the supplemental data will be rejected.

2. SUPPLEMENTAL CANCELLATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT MESSAGE

A cancel supplemental transaction can contain up to nine supplemental data. All supplemental data will be processed except data that do not meet field edits or data that do not exist. The cancel supplemental message will list all supplemental data that were successfully canceled, list all supplemental data not on file, and list all supplemental data that failed due to a REJ SUPP MFC ERROR.

1N01HEADER.XMN.MD1012600.NAM/SMITH, JOHN J.NIC/M000069216.
AKA/ROE, EDWARD.JONES, EDWARD.DOB/19651012.1930932

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
CANCEL SUPP NAM/SMITH, JOHN NIC/M000069216
AKA/ROE, EDWARD
DOB/19651012
REJ SUPP MFC ERROR
DOB/1930932
REJ SUPP NOT ON FILE
AKA/JONES, EDWARD


SECTION 9--SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD

9.1 MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR DENTAL RECORD ENTRY

FIELD NAME REQUIREMENTS MESSAGE FIELD CODE FIELD LENGTH DATA TYPE
HEADER MANDATORY HDR 9-19 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
MESSAGE KEY MANDATORY MKE 2-2 ALPHABETIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER MANDATORY ORI 9-9 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
NCIC NUMBER MANDATORY NIC 10-10 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC
ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER MANDATORY OCA 1-9

1-20*

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DENTAL X-RAYS AVAILABLE MANDATORY DXR 1-1 ALPHABETIC
DENTAL MODELS MANDATORY MPA 1-1 ALPHABETIC
DENTIST'S REMARKS OPTIONAL DRE 1-50 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS
DENTAL CHARACTERISTICS MANDATORY DCH 3-319 ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS

*NCIC 2000 format only

9.2 WHEN TO USE SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD ENTRY

The Missing Person File includes dental characteristics for matching purposes against records in the NCIC 2000 Unidentified Person File.

Only the agency that entered the missing person record may enter dental data into that record. The agency must enter (MKE/ED) separately from the base record and other supplemental data.

9.3 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD ENTRY

The following is an example of a supplemental data entry adding dental characteristics data to the base record:

1NO1HEADER.ED.DCFBIWA00.NIC/M107649846.OCA/12334.Y.N.PERSON HAS NUMEROUS CARIES.01X,02MO,03V,04V,05V,06V,07V,08V,09V,10V,11V,12V,13V,14V,15V,16X,
17X,18/,19V,20V,21V,22V,23V,24V,25V,26V,27V,28V,29V,30V,31V,32X

Note: In the above message all teeth are coded. Additionally, tooth number 02 is the only tooth on which dental work has been performed; teeth 01, 16, 17, and 32 are missing; and no information is remembered for tooth 18.

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
DCFBIWA00
ENTRY DENTAL DATA NIC/M107649846 OCA/12334

The above supplemental record entry contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (ED), Originating Agency Identifier (DCFBIWA00), two record identifiers (NIC M107649846 and OCA 12334), and the dental information to be added to the record.

9.4 IDENTIFICATION OF A RECORD FOR ENTRY OF DENTAL DATA

The missing person record to which dental data are to be added must be identified by NIC and OCA, in that order, followed by the dental information.

9.5 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD ENTRY

Supplemental dental information and other supplemental identifiers cannot be transmitted in the same message. Dental information is entered with MKE/ED.

The entry of a supplemental dental record to a Missing Person File record will cause a cross-search of all Unidentified Person File records.

1. The DXR Field must contain Y or N.

2. The MPA Field must contain Y or N.

3. The DRE Field can hold up to 50 characters. This field should contain dental remarks which cannot be coded in the DXR, MPA, or DCH Fields.

9.6 DENTAL CHARACTERISTICS (DCH) FIELD

1. The DCH Field describes the status of each tooth, restorations for each surface of the tooth (MODFL), missing (X), virgin (V), no information remembered (/), root canal (R), or crown (C).

1. An NCIC 2000 Missing Person Dental Report, or one similar, can be completed by a dentist or forensic odontologist and returned to the user for entry.
2. If all 32 permanent teeth are present with no restorations, the agency can enter the code ALL in the DCH Field. If the agency enters ALL in the DCH Field, it cannot add information and the system transmits the following after the DRE Field in a positive response:

ALL 32 PERMANENT TEETH ARE PRESENT WITH NO RESTORATIONS

Note: If an agency enters ALL in the DCH Field, the code V will be used for all 32 teeth and the system will generate a dental cross-search comparison.

3. If dental characteristics are not available for coding, then the agency should enter UNK in the DCH Field. If the agency enters the code UNK in the DCH Field, the system transmits the following after the DRE Field in a positive response:

DENTAL CHARACTERISTICS (DCH) ARE NOT AVAILABLE

Note: If an agency enters UNK in the DCH Field, NCIC will not generate a dental cross-search comparison .

2. The codes will be entered using a comma as a separator with the exception of the last code which must be followed by a period (field delimiter) or end of transmission.

3. If the agency does not enter the code ALL or UNK, the only valid codes shall be 01 through 32. Each code shall be used only once. These codes shall be followed by the appropriate letter(s) or special character (e.g., 01M).

A modification of any code for the 01 through 32 tooth codes will replace any coding for that specific tooth, (for example, 01MO was initially entered, 01FL was modified into the record, the record will then list only 01FL). If new codes must be added to the existing codes for a tooth, the existing codes must be reentered along with the new codes, (for example, 01MO was initially entered for tooth number 1 and FL must be added, then 01MOFL should be entered to list 01MOFL).

4. The DCH Field shall contain a maximum of 32 codes consisting of two numerics followed by option 1, 2, or 3:

1. One special character /, or one special character / followed by R.

2. One alphabetic character M, O, D, F, L, X, or V.

3. Two to seven alphabetic characters M, O, D, F, L, C, and R.

5. Any combination of M, O, D, F, or L should be entered in the sequence of M, O, D, F, L.

6. The R character should follow any combination of M, O, D, F, L, C or the / character.

7. The C character should follow any combination of M, O, D, F, or L.

8. The only character that should be used with / is the R character.

9. The characters V and X should not be used with any combination of characters.

10. The characters M, O, D, F, L, C, R, /, V, and X may only be used once per numeric.

9.6.a. NDIR DATA AVAILABLE (NDI) FIELD

The NDI Field is a one-character field included in the MD transaction that allows the FBI to add an indicator to NCIC records that have corresponding dental information available on Law Enforcement Online in the National Dental Image Repository (NDIR).  The field has a default value of N and can be modified to Y.  If the NDI Field contains Y, NCIC will notify the FBI of all subsequent modify, cancel, locate, or clear transactions so the FBI can make appropriate changes to the corresponding NDIR records.  The following caveat will follow the DCH Field data in a positive record response:

DENTAL IMAGES FOR THE SUBJECT OF THIS RECORD ARE AVAILABLE ON THE LEO NDIR

9.7 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD MODIFICATION

1N01HEADER.MD.DCFBIWA00.NIC/MI07649846.OCA/12345.DCH/01M)FL, 15MO, 21V

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
DCFBIWA00
MODIFY DENTAL DATA NIC/M107649846 OCA/12345

The above modify supplemental example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (MD), Originating Agency Identifier (DCFBIWA00), two missing person record identifiers (NIC/M10769846 and OCA/12345), and the dental field to be modified (DCH/01MOFL,15MO,21V).

9.8 REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD MODIFICATION

A supplemental dental record may be modified (MKE/MD) to:

1. Change the code entered in DXR and/or MPA Fields. Since these fields are mandatory, the codes cannot be deleted using a modify message.

2. Change or delete the information entered in the DRE Field.

3. Change any coding for the 32 tooth codes of the DCH Field.

4.  Change the NDI value to Y.  The NDI Field may be modified by authorized FBI ORIs only.

9.9 EXAMPLE OF A SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD CANCELLATION

1N01HEADER.XD.DCFBIWA00.NIC/M107649846.OCA/12345

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
DCFBIWA00
CANCEL DENTAL DATA NIC/M107649846 OCA/12345

The above cancel supplemental example contains: header (1N01HEADER), message key (XD), Originating Agency Identifier (DCFBIWA00), and two missing person record identifiers (NIC/M10769846 and OCA/12345).

9.10 ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL DENTAL RECORD CANCELLATION

To cancel dental data, the missing person record must be identified by the NIC and OCA, in that order. A supplemental dental cancellation message will delete all dental information from the record identified. When a Missing Person File record is canceled, located, or cleared, all supplemental dental information are retired.

SECTION 10 -- PERSON WITH INFORMATION (PWI) RECORD

 

SECTION 10.1 -- ENTRY CRITERIA FOR PWI DATA 

1.                  GENERAL CRITERIA 

The PWI capability may only be used when the following rules and conditions have been fully and strictly met, particularly in cases where the PWI is a parent, custodian, or legal guardian. 

1.      Person with Information data may be appended to a Missing Person File (MPF) record entered using MKE/EME or EMI. 

2.      Only the agency that entered the missing person record may append PWI data to that record. 

3.      An MPF record may be appended with a maximum of two PWI records.  Additional identifiers may be added to the PWI record as supplemental transactions.

4.      PWI data will require review 72 hours following entry and every 30 days thereafter. 

 

2.                   RULES

1.      When probable cause for arrest of the PWI nominee exists, a warrant must be obtained, entered into the Wanted Person File, and linked to the associated MPF record.

2.      When probable cause for arrest of the PWI nominee exists, but a warrant cannot be readily obtained because of circumstances beyond the control of the investigating law enforcement agency, a Temporary Want should be entered into the Wanted Person File and linked to the MPF record.

3.      If there is an active record in an unrelated matter in any person file for the PWI nominee, the record should be linked to the associated MPF record.

4.      When neither 1, 2, nor 3 is possible, the PWI capability may be used only when all of the conditions outlined below exist simultaneously.

 3.        CONDITIONS

Facts and circumstances indicate that:

1.      The missing person was last seen under circumstances that pose a risk to the safety of that person.

2.      There is a “substantial likelihood” that the PWI has relevant information about the missing person that could result in the recovery of the missing person.

3.      Entering identifying information concerning the PWI into the MPF record could assist the appropriate law enforcement agency to identify and interview the PWI, and that the resulting information could assist in the recovery of the missing person.

4.      The PWI cannot be located and time is of the essence.

5.      There is no prohibition under the investigating agency’s state law on the publication of information concerning the identity of a person for whom a warrant has not been obtained.

6.      The identity of the PWI has been disclosed to the general public through an Amber Alert or other formal notification.

SECTION 10.2 -- EXAMPLE OF PWI RECORD ENTRY

1N01HEADER.EMP.MD1012600.NIC/M000069216.OCA/12345.JONES,
RANDY.M.W.19440630.511.195.BRO.BRO.LGT.SLVR TOOTH.123456789.PERSON WITH
INFORMATION IS NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT OF MISSING CHILD, CHILD MAY BE
USING A TAN GRACO CAR SEAT, PLEASE CONTACT DET FRIDAY AT THE ORANGE CO
PD 555-555-5555 WHEN PERSON WITH INFORMATION IS ENCOUNTERED
 

Acknowledgment:    

1N01HEADER
MD1012600
ENTER PWI DATA NIC/M000069216 OCA/12345

SECTION 10.3 -- MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR ENTRY

FIELD NAME

REQUIREMENTS

MESSAGE FIELD CODE

FIELD LENGTH

DATA TYPE

HEADER

MANDATORY

HDR

9-19

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

MESSAGE KEY

MANDATORY

MKE

3-4

ALPHABETIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER

MANDATORY

ORI

9-9

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

NAME

CONDITIONAL

NAM

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

NCIC NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

NIC

10-10

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

OCA

1-20

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

PERSON WITH INFORMATION NAME

MANDATORY

PIN

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

PERSON WITH INFORMATION  SEX

OPTIONAL

PIX

1-1

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION  RACE

OPTIONAL

PIR

1-1

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION DATE OF BIRTH

CONDITIONAL

PIB

8-8

NUMERIC

PERSON WITH INFORMATION HEIGHT

OPTIONAL

PHG

3-3

NUMERIC

PERSON WITH INFORMATION WEIGHT

OPTIONAL

PWG

3-3

NUMERIC

PERSON WITH INFORMATION EYE COLOR

OPTIONAL

PEY

3-3

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION HAIR COLOR

OPTIONAL

PHA

3-3

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION SKIN TONE

OPTIONAL

PSK

3-3

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

OPTIONAL

PSM

3-10

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

PSS

9-9

NUMERIC

PERSON WITH INFORMATION MISCELLANEOUS

MANDATORY

PMI

1-500

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

SECTION 10.4 -- IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR ENTRY OF PWI DATA

The missing person record to which PWI data are to be added must be identified by either NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order.

SECTION 10.5 -- ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PWI RECORD ENTRY

The ORI must account for all fields in the PWI record format.  If optional fields are included, a period must be included for the field place holder.  Entry of the PWI dataset is optional; however, if the PIN is entered, a numeric identifier (PIB or PSS) and PMI will be required.  The PMI Field must contain contact information and guidance for the law enforcement officer who encounters the PWI.  The Missing/Unidentified Person Files personal descriptor cross-match will not run based on PWI data.

SECTION 10.6 -- WHEN TO USE PWI MODIFICATION MESSAGE

Modification of a record is restricted to the agency that entered the record.  A modification message may be used to change any field in the PWI record.

SECTION 10.7 -- EXAMPLE OF PWI RECORD MODIFICATION

1N01HEADER.MMP.MD1012600.NIC/M000069216.OCA/12345.PIN/JONES, RANDY.PIR/B

Acknowledgment:

1N01HEADER
MD1012600
MODIFY PWI DATA PIN/JONES, RANDY NIC/M000069216

The above modification example contains:  header (1N01HEADER), message key (MMP),
Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), three record identifiers (NIC/M000069216),
(OCA/12345), and (PIN/JONES, RANDY), and the data being modified (PIR/B).

SECTION 10.8 -- MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR PWI MODIFICATION

FIELD NAME

REQUIREMENTS

MESSAGE FIELD CODE

FIELD LENGTH

DATA TYPE

HEADER

MANDATORY

HDR

9-19

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

MESSAGE KEY

MANDATORY

MKE

2-2

ALPHABETIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER

MANDATORY

ORI

9-9

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

NAME

CONDITIONAL

NAM

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

NCIC NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

NIC

10-10

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

OCA

1-20

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

PERSON WITH INFORMATION NAME

MANDATORY

PIN

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

ANY FIELD(S) FROM ENTRY TRANSACTION

 

 

 

 

SECTION 10.9 -- IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR MODIFICATION OF PWI DATA

The PWI record to be modified must be identified by two missing person base record identifiers, NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order; and the PIN.  The PIN used in identifying the record must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

SECTION 10.10 -- ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PWI RECORD MODIFICATION

  1. The MMP transaction is MFC dependent. 
  2. A modify transaction used to delete information in the base missing person records will not cause the PWI data to move up to the base record from the PWI record. 
  3. A modify transaction used to delete information in the PWI record will cause supplemental PWI data to move up to the PWI record. 
  4. All fields in the PWI record are modifiable.
  5. The Missing/Unidentified Person Files personal descriptor cross-match will not run based on PWI data.

SECTION 10.11 -- WHEN TO USE PWI RECORD CANCELLATION MESSAGE

Cancellation of a record is restricted to the agency that entered the record.  A cancellation message is used when the entering agency determines that the PWI record is no longer valid.  When a PWI record is canceled, all PWI data appended to the record by means of a supplemental record entry, is automatically canceled.

SECTION 10.12 -- EXAMPLE OF PWI RECORD CANCELLATION

1N01HEADER.XMP.MD1012600.NIC/M000069216.OCA/12345.PIN/JONES, RANDY

Acknowledgment:

1N01HEADER
MD1012600
CANCEL PWI DATA PIN/JONES, RANDY NIC/M000069216

The above cancellation example contains:  header (1N01HEADER), message key (XMP), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), three record identifiers (NIC/M000069216), (OCA/12345), and (PIN/JONES, RANDY).

SECTION 10.13 -- MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR PWI RECORD CANCELLATION

FIELD NAME

REQUIREMENTS

MESSAGE FIELD CODE

FIELD LENGTH

DATA TYPE

HEADER

MANDATORY

HDR

9-19

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

MESSAGE KEY

MANDATORY

MKE

2-2

ALPHABETIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER

MANDATORY

ORI

9-9

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

NAME

CONDITIONAL

NAM

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

NCIC NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

NIC

10-10

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

OCA

1-20

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

PERSON WITH INFORMATION NAME

MANDATORY

PIN

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

SECTION 10.14 -- IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR CANCELLATION OF PWI DATA

The PWI record to be canceled must be identified by two missing person base record identifiers, and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order; and the PIN.  The PIN used in identifying the record must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

SECTION 10.15 -- ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PWI RECORD CANCELLATION

1.      The XMP transaction is MFC dependent. 

2.      A PWI cancellation message will delete all supplemental PWI information from the record identified.

3.      When a Missing Person File record is canceled, located, or cleared, all supplemental PWI information is retired.

SECTION 10.16 -- MESSAGE FIELD CODES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD  TRANSACTION

FIELD NAME

REQUIREMENTS

MESSAGE FIELD CODE

FIELD LENGTH

DATA TYPE

HEADER

MANDATORY

HDR

9-19

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

MESSAGE KEY

MANDATORY

MKE

3-4

ALPHABETIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY IDENTIFIER

MANDATORY

ORI

9-9

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

NAME

CONDITIONAL

NAM

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

NCIC NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

NIC

10-10

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC

ORIGINATING AGENCY CASE NUMBER

CONDITIONAL

OCA

1-20

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

PERSON WITH INFORMATION NAME

MANDATORY

PIN

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

PERSON WITH INFORMATION DATE OF BIRTH

OPTIONAL

PIB

8-8

NUMERIC

PERSON WITH INFORMATION SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

OPTIONAL

PSM

3-10

CODE AS DEFINED IN NCIC 2000 CODE MANUAL

PERSON WITH INFORMATION SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

OPTIONAL

PSS

9-9

NUMERIC

PERSON WITH INFORMATION ALIAS

OPTIONAL

PAK

3-30

ALPHABETIC, NUMERIC, SPECIAL CHARACTERS

 SECTION 10.17 -- WHEN TO USE SUPPLEMENTAL PWI ENTRY

An enter supplemental PWI record is used when additional identifiers such as alias(es), scars, marks, tattoos, and other characteristics, etc., need to be added to a PWI record.  The enter supplemental record message may be used only by the agency that entered the PWI record.

SECTION 10.18 -- EXAMPLE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD ENTRY

1N01HEADER.EMPN.MD1012600.NIC/M000069216.OCA/12345.PIN/JONES, RANDY.PSM/TAT NECK.TAT CHIN.PSS/999999999.888888888.777777777

Acknowledgment: 

1N01HEADER
MD1012600
PWI SUPP NIC/M000069216 OCA/12345 PIN/JONES, RANDY

The above supplemental record entry example contains:  header (1N01HEADER), message key (EMPN), Originating Agency Identifier (MD1012600), three record identifiers (NIC/M000069216), (OCA/12345), and (PIN/ JONES, RANDY), and the supplemental data added to the record:  two scars, marks, tattoos, and other characteristics (PSM/TAT NECK.TAT CHIN), three Social Security Numbers (PSS/999999999.888888888.777777777).

SECTION 10.19 -- IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR ENTRY OF SUPPLEMENTAL PWI DATA

The PWI record to which supplemental PWI data are to be added must be identified by two missing person base record identifiers, NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order; and the PIN.  The PIN used in identifying the record must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

SECTION 10.20 -- NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD

The PAK Field and all other identifying data fields which may be included in a supplemental record with their field codes and the maximum number of aliases and/or other identifiers that may be added to a PWI record are the following:

Field

Field Code

Maximum Number Permitted

Person with Information
Date of Birth

PIB

9

Person with Information
Social Security Number

PSS

9

Person with Information Alias

PAK

9

Person with Information Scars, Marks, Tattoos, and Other Characteristics

PSM

9

 

SECTION 10.21 -- MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL PWI ENTRY

1.      A maximum of nine additional identifiers of various kinds may be entered in one supplemental record entry message.  Additional messages are required if more identifiers are to be entered.  Each alias; date of birth; scar, mark, tattoo; or Social Security Number is counted as one identifier.

2.      For example, a record relating to RANDY JONES might have appended supplemental data consisting of three other names (PAKs), nine dates of birth, and five scars.  Entry of these additional identifiers would require several supplemental record entry messages as all of these additional identifiers could not be included in one supplemental record entry message. 

SECTION 10.22 -- ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PWI ENTRY

1.      After the PWI record has been identified, each field included in a supplemental record entry must be identified by the appropriate field code followed by a slash and the item(s) of data.  The data elements must be separated by a period and each field must end with a period.

2.      The PIB and PSS must be entered omitting spaces, hyphens, and symbols.

3.      The NCIC 2000 Code Manual, Personal Descriptors chapter, contains the appropriate codes for the entry of PSM data.

4.      The entry of supplemental PWI data to a missing person record will not cause a cross-search of unidentified person records.

 

SECTION 10.23 -- MODIFICATION OF ALIAS(ES) AND/OR OTHER IDENTIFIERS IN A SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD

No one-step procedure is available to modify an alias or other identifier in a supplemental PWI record.  To modify, the incorrect PAK or other identifier should be canceled and reentered.

SECTION 10.24 -- WHEN TO USE SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD CANCELLATION MESSAGE

Cancellation of a record is restricted to the agency that entered the record.  A PWI cancellation message is used to correct or remove additional identifiers appended to a PWI record. 

SECTION 10.25 -- EXAMPLE OF SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD ALIAS(ES) AND OTHER IDENTIFIERS CANCELLATION

1N01HEADER.XMPN.MD1012600.NIC/M000069216.OCA/12345.PIN/JONES, RANDY.
PAK/MARKS, RANDY.PIB/19450631

Acknowledgment:

1L01HEADER
MD1012600
CANCEL PWI SUPP NIC/M000069216 OCA/12345 PIN/JONES, RANDY
PAK/MARKS, RANDY
PIB/19450631
 

SECTION 10.26 -- IDENTIFICATION OF RECORD FOR CANCELLATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL PWI DATA

The supplemental PWI record to be canceled must be identified by two missing person base record identifiers, NAM and NIC, in that order; NIC and OCA, in that order; or NAM and OCA, in that order; and the PIN.  The PIN used in identifying the record must be set forth with the exact spelling and spacing as shown in the record on file.

SECTION 10.27 --  ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PWI RECORD CANCELLATION

  1. The XMPN transaction is MFC dependent. 
  2. A maximum of nine identifiers of various kinds may be canceled in one cancellation message.  Additional messages are required if more than nine identifiers are to be canceled.  Each PAK, PIB, PSM, or PSS is counted as one identifier.
  3. Identifiers to be canceled should be set out in the cancellation message in the same manner as in a supplemental PWI record entry.  That is, more than one identifier of the same type may follow the MFC without repetition of the MFC.  However, character for character, each identifier to be canceled must be set out exactly as it appears in the supplemental record on file.