Legal Information: South Dakota
Updated: November 28, 2023
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. It is managed by the FBI and state law enforcement officials.
Before moving to South Dakota, the state that issued your protection order may already have entered your order into the NCIC. If not, your order will be entered into the NCIC once your order is registered in South Dakota. All law enforcement officials have access to the NCIC database, but the information is encrypted so outsiders cannot access it.
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