About CID's Update Team
The CID Update Team is responsible maintaining the State of Nebraska's criminal history repository. The repository consists of nearly 400,000 hard copy records, an electronic image storage and retrieval system and our Patrol Criminal History (PCH) database. As new arrest records come to CID through the receipt of fingerprint arrest cards from across the state, a record of the arrest is added to PCH by the Update Team and the hard copy card is either scanned into the image storage and retrieval system or filed in the appropriate paper jacket or both. In 2013 CID discontinued the practice of creating new paper files for first time offenders instead choosing to store these records electronically.
The Update Team also plays a crucial role in our background check process by reviewing the criminal history record for every background check where the subject individual has been arrested. Through this review, the Update Team identifies arrest records where we do not have a final disposition yet. By contacting the appropriate court or county prosecutor we are able to determine what the final result of that arrest was and update our records to ensure that the information we provide through a background check is as complete and accurate as possible. The Update Team also redacts information that we are prohibited by state statute from releasing to the public.
A sub-set of the Update Team known as the NCHIP Team works to proactively update historical records. Funding for this project comes from Federal grant money from the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). The goal of NCHIP is to improve the completeness and accuracy of criminal history records across the nation to help ensure the safety of all citizens of the United States.