USER AGREEMENT

(ALL USERS MUST READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING USER AGREEMENT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING BEFORE PROCEEDING FURTHER.)

SECURTY AWARENESS TRAINING:
  1. All authorized personnel who have access to criminal justice information (CJI) or manage CJI systems are required to receive biennial security awareness training. (Reading, reviewing and agreeing to the principles herein stated satisfies this training requirement.)

  2. The training shall be required within six months of initial assignment. (Updating your agreement to these handling principles shall be required when the sponsoring agency requires you to update your password.)

  3. Documentation of security awareness training must be maintained by the agency.

  4. For further information refer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Security Policy Section 5.2: Policy Area 2: Security Awareness Training.

FBI CJIS SECURITY POLICY:
  1. The FBI CJIS Security Policy provides the minimum level of security requirements determined acceptable for the transmission, processing, dissemination and storage of Criminal Justice Information (CJI).

  2. CJI is the abstract term used to refer to all of the FBI CJIS provided data necessary for law enforcement agencies to perform their mission and enforce the laws, including, but not limited to: biometric, identity, biographic, property, and case/incident history data.

  3. The intent of the CJIS Security Policy is to ensure the protection of the above CJI until such time as the information is either released to the public, for example, crime report data, or is purged or destroyed in accordance with applicable statutes.

PROPER HANDLING OF CJI:
  1. CJI must be properly handled throughout its life cycle whether at rest or in transit. CJI may only be disseminated to authorized recipients. CJI must be marked or identified as such and viewed only by those persons authorized to do so.

  2. CJI must be shielded from the intentional or unintentional view of non-authorized personnel.

  3. Improper access, dissemination, handling, or use of CJI is serious and may result in administrative sanctions including, but not limited to, termination of services, civil penalties, and state or federal criminal penalties.

ACCESS AND DISSEMINATION OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION (CHRI):
  1. Access to and use of CHRI is for authorized purposes only, including investigation, arrest, or criminal justice employment. It is not to be used for licensing purposes.

  2. Dissemination is authorized if the other agency is an authorized recipient.

  3. All CHRI must be afforded maximum security. It is intended for use by authorized criminal justice agencies for criminal justice purposes.

  4. New Jersey Computerized Criminal History (NJCCH) can only be accessed for a criminal justice purpose: Investigation, arrest, criminal justice employment. It is not to be used for firearms permit investigations.

  5. Interstate Identification Index (III) can only be accessed for a criminal justice purpose: investigation, arrest, criminal justice employment, and firearms permit investigations.

PUBLICY ACCESSIBLE COMPUTERS:
  1. Utilizing publicly accessible computers to access, process, store or transmit CJI is prohibited. Publicly accessible computers include but are not limited to: hotel business center computers, convention center computers, public library computers, public kiosk computers, etc.

  2. For further information refer to the FBI CJIS Security Policy Section 5.5: Policy Area 5: Access Control.

INTERNET SECURITY: BEST PRACTICES:
  1. According to the Office of New Jersey Info Secure, no personal devices are permitted to attach to any New Jersey network.

  2. Users must be aware of the potential risk of opening E-mail attachments from unknown sources, (virus, malicious code, computer security incident).

  3. Social engineering: The act of manipulating people to perform actions or divulging confidential information. Prior to releasing any CJI, the identity of the requestor and their right to receive the information must be verified.


   I agree to abide by the above User Agreement when accessing and handing CJI through this site.