Legal Information: Massachusetts

Restraining Orders

View all
Updated: 
October 24, 2018

What is the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Registry? Who has access to it?

The National Crime Information Center Registry (NCIC) is a nationwide, electronic database used by law enforcement agencies in the U.S, Canada, and Puerto Rico. NCIC is managed by the FBI and state law enforcement officials.

Before moving to Massachusetts, the state that issued your protection order may already have entered your order into the NCIC. If not, your order may be entered into the NCIC once your order is registered in Massachusetts.

Note: Most law enforcement officials have access to the NCIC, but the information is encrypted so outsiders cannot access it.