All law enforcement and eligible criminal justice agencies can get involved.
Ways to Get Involved
Agency contributions can be incident
or case report information, arrest, booking, incarceration, probation and
parole data to N-DEx. By submitting data, agencies enhance N-DEx services
and value for their users.
Users are personnel within an agency who want to search and utilize
N-DEx services and capabilities. Users do need to be part of contributing agency.
Steps to Submitting Data
- Contact the N-DEx Program Management Office (PMO ) to develop a strategy for contributing in coordination with the state's CHS System Officer (CSO)
- Sign an N-DEx Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which can be accessed at www.leo.gov.
- Identify and map data to the current N-DEx Information Exchange Package Document (IEPD).
- If needed, additional cost-free data mapping tools and services may be available
- Contact the N-DEx PMO to find out about available resources.
- Connect through an existing CJIS Wide-Area Network (WAN ), an Internet based Virtual Private Network (VPN ) and/or send data on an external media device (CD, DVD, external hard drive, or thumb drive)
- Agencies must adhere to national standards for efficient sharing of data.
How to be a User
- Obtain an application
- Available at www.leo.gov or call the N-DEx fax-on demand number at 1-877-854-7596
- Complete the N-DEx/OneDOJ User Application with the Rules of Behavior (ROB )
- Process applications through the state's CSO or appointed point of contact for application verification
- Fax the application to the N-DEx PMO at (888) 550-6427
- Additionally, users can access N-DEx, cost-free, through the secure portal LEEP.
- Computer Based Training (CBT)
- CBT is the foundation of the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) education.
- Flexible curriculum, designed to permit lessons to be tailored to the audience.
- Instructional materials are compliant with the Federal Bureau of investigation’s (FBI) Police Instruction criteria.
- Instruction is expected to take a minimum of one full day.
- Class covers N-DEx capabilities and functions, building upon the CBT modules.
- Analyst and Basic User Training
- Provided at the request of the agency
- Ability to meet user requests is solely dependent on resource availability and the training schedule
- Available in an electronic format via a link in LEEP and N-DEx
- Divided into segments and is searchable from N-DEx utilizing the help button
- Details all aspects of N-DEx and explains all features in a step-by-step manner
Financial assistance through grant awards may be available to aid law enforcement and criminal justice agencies with funding for implementing and participating in N-DEx.
Current grant opportunities can be found by visiting www.grants.gov.