The National Data Exchange Program (N-DEx) is an investigative tool to exchange criminal incident data across local, county, state, tribal and federal justice systems. It was developed by the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was launched in March 2008. N-DEx is an investigative, operational, and tactical resource that enhances public safety. By enhancing law enforcement's ability to share, search, and access information and records, N-DEx helps protect the public; create connections and relationship between people, locations, and crimes; find suspects and identify victims; and bring separated investigations on connected cases together. N-DEx integrates separate law enforcement agencies’ records and systems to create a secure platform that law enforcement can access free and immediate information on cases in a real-time manner.
The principal goal of this effort is to openly discuss with law enforcement officials the benefits to implementing N-DEx. N-DEx enables local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies to search, link, analyze, and share data. This allows the agencies to detect relationships between people, property, places, and crime characteristics. The sharing of information will help in solving crime while strengthening the relationship between law enforcement agencies.
The IACP believes that our combined efforts with the N-DEx Program Office will give law enforcement officials the understanding needed to use the N-DEx and will ultimately advance N-DEx implementation. IACP’s nationwide executive briefings will provide the necessary motivation, tools, network affiliations, and leading practices that will ensure the use of N-DEx throughout local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies.
This project is supported by Grant No. Award 2009-DD-BX-K001 and No. Award 2009-DD-BX-K032 awarded by the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation through the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.