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Partnership with Nlets to provide criminal history to MPD

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

DCI and Nlets provide CHIEF to the Metropolitan Police Department


Sharing criminal history among states is a necessity for national security. It is also time-consuming and complicated for out-of-state users to decipher unfamiliar, state-specific formats. Law enforcement agencies are in dire need of a solution.


Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network) has answered the prolonged dilemma. With their newly approved Criminal History Information Exchange Format (CHIEF) Grant, Nlets has teamed up with Diverse Computing to provide Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC a standardized criminal history transmission format. This format supports a greater range of information making it easier to comprehend. MPD now has access to simplicity.






Through this partnership and our extensive programming knowledge, MPD has implemented the standardized exchange of rap sheets using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). Therefore, when MPD receives an out of state rap sheet, they now see it in their familiar format. This provides secure, reliable access to criminal history information. Nlets Director of Business Development, Bonnie Locke, made the following comment regarding the project:


"This grant was designed to promote the utilization of XML as a means to standardize the display of Criminal History rap sheets to users of this information around the country," she said. "The new XML rap sheet is designed so that legacy users see no difference in the rap sheet that they have always used, but the Computerized Criminal History system now responds to queries from Nlets in a format that meets national standards for both format and technology. This project cost the District of Columbia zero development dollars."


"This project cost the District of Columbia zero development dollars."

Diverse Computing partnered with Nlets in this important initiative, not only in the District of Columbia, but also in Florida, and has provided valuable system and subject matter expertise in these projects.


Diverse Computing and MPD have a strong relationship due to many past projects including MPD’s transition to the eAgent Message Switch System which also allowed MPD to utilize eAgent Client and eAgent 2.0. We have also worked with MPD to provide a new Hot Files System, CCH System, DMV Interface, and Gun Registration Interface. All the projects receive continued maintenance and emergency support.


DCI excels in providing cutting-edge software solutions to law enforcement agencies across the country at federal, state, and local levels. The eAgent product suite delivers fast, reliable access to NCIC, Nlets, and state Criminal Justice Information Systems while complying with FBI and state CJIS security policies. The eAgent network consists of 2,000 agencies and over 35,000 users nationwide, and is constantly expanding and improving its services.


Read more about our partnerships over at our Major Projects page.

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