FBI National Data Exchange System’s On-Line Tool Enhances Dispatching by Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the US

The traffic stop began like any other. The officer radioed to dispatch with the license plate number and a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) search was conducted. The search turned up negative – showing nothing unusual about the vehicle or its owner – and the officer started a routine approach to the vehicle. The dispatcher then searched the license plate number through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) newest System, the National Data Exchange (N-DEx). for short. Moments before the officer reached the driver’s side window, dispatch returned with some relevant information –...

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