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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 10, 2017

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

The National Crime Information Center Registry (NCIC) is a nationwide, electronic database that contains protection orders used by law enforcement agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.  It is managed by the FBI and state law enforcement officials.  All law enforcement officials have access to it, but the information is encrypted so outsiders cannot access it.*

* See the FBI website