ACIC is the state agency responsible for providing information technology services to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies in Arkansas.
The principal role of ACIC is the administration of a comprehensive data system that is accessible by criminal justice agencies in over 250 locations in Arkansas. This state system is interfaced with the FBI National Crime Information Center, as well as similar systems in the other 49 states. ACIC also collects and publishes statistics on crime, manages the crime victim notification system, and the state sex offender registry.
With the exception of crime statistics, access to most data maintained in the ACIC system is restricted to governmental criminal justice officials for criminal justice purposes, and is specifically exempted from the Freedom of Information Act.
The authority for ACIC is contained in Arkansas law (A.C.A. ß 12-12-201 - 214; ß 12-12-1001 - 1015; ß 12-12-908 et seq.; and ß 12-12-1201).
The mission of the Arkansas Crime Information Center is to administer the state’s automated criminal justice information system in an efficient and cost effective manner so as to provide timely, accurate and reliable data both to the public, as provided by law, and to local, state and federal criminal justice agencies as an integral tool in the execution of their duties to protect the citizens.
Organizationally, ACIC is divided into four divisions. The primary responsibilities of each division are:
- Administrative Services Division includes the director and fiscal administrator, with responsibility for managing the agency, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing and payroll.
- Operations Division manages network control which is responsible for technical assistance, and general liaison with system users, including off line searches and investigative research, records validation, audit coordination, and information security. It is also responsible for the Crime Victims Notification Program, JusticeXchange, Alert Express, the Electronic Logbook for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine sales and the Metal Theft sales log. The division is also responsible for statistical analysis and Uniform Crime Reporting, all of the ACIC Field Agents (Field Agents Map), and conducts all ACIC training.
- Repository Division is responsible for administering the state's central repository of criminal history records and manages the Arkansas Sex Offender Registry. The division is also responsible for all misuse investigations and is the public information office of ACIC.
- Information Services Division is responsible for the technical operations of ACIC, including systems analysis, design, programming and maintenance of all computer applications.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CENTER (SAC)
Within ACIC is the Arkansas Statistical Analysis Center. The SAC is responsible for The Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx). The SAC performs research and crime analysis activities to encourage the application of new technology in record and communications systems. The SAC also provides information in a coordinated effort for studies and evaluations of current and future policy issues that affect criminal justice in Arkansas.
AGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
ACIC is in the Executive Branch of state government and operates under a director and a 14-member supervisory board. This board is authorized in Arkansas law (A.C.A. ß12-12-202 - 203) and is responsible for establishing the policies and rules governing the operation of the computerized system.
Sgt. Lloyd White, Chairman
Representing the Municipal Police Association
Mr. Jack Lassiter
Representing the Arkansas Bar Association
Mr. J. D. Gingerich
Representing the Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
Ms. Wendy Kelley
Director of the Department of Correction
Col. Bill Bryant
Director of the Arkansas State Police
Judge Lance Wright
Representing the District Judges Association
Mr. Marc McCune
Representing the Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Mr. Donald Ragland
Citizen at Large
Mr. David Raupp
Representing the Attorney General
Mr. Doug Smith
Representing the Governor
Sheriff Ron Nichols, Vice Chairman
Representing the Arkansas Sheriff's Association
Assistant Chief Hayward Finks
Representing the Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP)
Ms. Debbie Wise
Representing the Association of Arkansas Counties
Mr. Thomas Curtis
Citizen at Large
The ACIC Supervisory Board meets quarterly, in March, June, September and December on the first Friday of the month. The next ACIC Supervisory Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 8, 2017 at ACIC.