MISSION To provide an accurate and complete computerized Criminal History database for Criminal Justice and Non-Criminal Justice Agencies to utilize. To ensure the safety of Law Enforcement personnel.
How are Offense Codes Created? Sec FALSE ALARM OR REPORT. (a) A person commits an offense if he knowingly initiates, communicates or circulates a report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense, or other emergency that he knows is false or baseless and that would ordinarily: (1) cause action by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies; (2) place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or (3) prevent or interrupt the occupation of a building, room, place of assembly, place to which the public has access, or aircraft, automobile, or other mode of conveyance. (b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the false report is of an emergency involving a public or private institution of higher education or involving a public primary or secondary school, public communications, public transportation, public water, gas, or power supply or other public service, in which event the offense is a state jail felony. CODESOFFENSE CITATION STATUTEL/D FALSE ALARM OR REPORT42.06(b)PCMA FALSE ALARM OR REPORT EMERGENCY42.06(b)PCFS
OFFENSE CODES (vs.14) Offense Codes are created by the DPS CJIS Supervisor at the end of the Legislative Session every 2 years and updated throughout the year as needed. Offense Codes are available in Word and Excel format There are 3 different Word formats (Alpha, Statute and Code order) and one complete Excel file with tabs for each order. There is also an Excel spreadsheet that shows the changes made since last version number.
OFFENSE CODES cont… If the offense you are looking for does not appear to be in the offense code listing then please contact your field representative for assistance. The DPS CJIS Supervisor will determine if a new code is needed, and if so, then one will be added and the appropriate agencies will be notified of the effective date. **(please keep in mind that a new code can take a while to add since it has to be added to several databases at DPS)**
General Offense Character (GOC) o Sec CRIMINAL ATTEMPT. (a) A person commits an offense if, with specific intent to commit an offense, he does an act amounting to more than mere preparation that tends but fails to effect the commission of the offense intended. (b) If a person attempts an offense that may be aggravated, his conduct constitutes an attempt to commit the aggravated offense if an element that aggravates the offense accompanies the attempt. (c) It is no defense to prosecution for criminal attempt that the offense attempted was actually committed. (d) An offense under this section is one category lower than the offense attempted, and if the offense attempted is a state jail felony, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor. o When an offense is Criminal Attempt of (A), Criminal Conspiracy of (C), Criminal Solicitation of (S) or Criminal Solicitation of a Minor of (M), the offense will be reported using the appropriate GOC Code, the 8 digit offense code of the offense related to the crime and the Level and Degree will be reduced by one.
General Offense Character (GOC) Example: Arrested for Criminal Attempted Burglary of a Building GOC will be “A” Offense Code will be – Burglary of Building The level/degree will drop from State Jail Felony to Misdemeanor A
Age of Victim Mandatory Offenses Code of Criminal Procedure (g). If the offender is charged, prosecuted or disposed on any of the qualifying offenses, the Victim’s Age field must be filled out. It is a two digit numeric field. If the victim was under one year of age, then a 00 should be entered in the field and the age should be included in the Offense Literal field as 8 mos, 10 mos, etc. If the victim is one year of age or greater, the number should be entered into the field as a whole number, 8, 10, 15, etc.
Age of Victim Mandatory Offenses SEX ABUSE OF CHILD CONTINUOUS: VICTIM UNDER PC F1 INDECENCY W/CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT 21.11(a)(1) PC F2 INDECENCY W/A CHILD EXPOSES 21.11(a)(2) PC F3 SEXUAL ASSAULT (a)(1) PC F2 SEXUAL ASSAULT CHILD (a)(2) PC F2 SEXUAL ASSLT PROH/PURPORT SPOUSE UNDER 14YOA (e)(2)(A)PC F1 SEXUAL ASSLT PROH/PURPORT SPOUSE (e)(2)(B) PC F1 SEXUAL ASSLT BIGAMY (f) PC F1 AGG SEXUAL ASSAULT PC F1 AGG SEXUAL ASSAULT OF ELDERLY/DISABLED PERSON (a)(2(c) PC F1 AGG SEXUAL ASSAULT CHILD (a)(2)(B) PC F1 AGG KIDNAPPING BI/SEXUAL ABUSE 20.04(a)(4) PC F1 BURGLARY HABITATION INTEND SEX OFFENSE 30.02(d) PC F1 TRAFFICKING OF PERSON 20A.02 PC F2 TRAFFIC OF PERSONS <18 PROST/FORCED LABOR 20A.02(b)(1) PC F1 TRAFFICKING A PERSON CAUSING DEATH 20A.02(b)(2) PC F1 COMPELLING PROSTITUTION UNDER AGE (b) PC F1 *For offense , the field must be filled out only when the intent behind the aggravated kidnapping was to violate or abuse the victim sexually.
Class “C” Reporting Report Class “C” Charges as a typical criminal submission over the Livescan. A Class “C” charge should be the last TRS reported if multiple offenses occurred on that arrest event. Agencies must use the generic Class “C” Offense codes provided by DPS, but must change the Offense Literal. Agencies must also change the Arrest Disposition Numeric (ADN) to the “233” – Misdemeanor Class “C”, refer to Arresting Agency. ** Note – the ADN must change to close out the charge to avoid compliance issues for the reporting county**
Class “C” Offenses Offense CodeCitationLiteral CLASS CASSAULT CLASS C CLASS CTHREAT CLASS C CLASS CTHEFT CLASS C CLASS CSTOLEN VEHICLE CLASS C CLASS CFORGERY CLASS C CLASS CFRAUD-CHECKS CLASS C CLASS CEMBEZZLEMENT CLASS C CLASS CGAMBLING CLASS C CLASS CCOMMERCIALIZED SEX OFFENSE CLASS C CLASS CLIQUOR VIOLATION CLASS C CLASS COBSTRUCT POLICE CLASS C CLASS CFLIGHT-ESCAPE CLASS C CLASS COBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CLASS C CLASS CBRIBERY CLASS C CLASS CWEAPON OFFENSE CLASS C CLASS CPUBLIC PEACE CLASS C CLASS CTRAFFIC OFFENSE CLASS C CLASS CHEALTH AND SAFETY VIOL CLASS C CLASS CINVASION OF PRIVACY CLASS C CLASS CSMUGGLING CLASS C CLASS CELECTION LAW VIOL CLASS C CLASS CTAX REVENUE VIOL CLASS C CLASS CCONSERVATION VIOL CLASS C CLASS CCRIMES AGAINST PERSON CLASS C CLASS CPROPERTY CRIME CLASS C CLASS CMORALS AND DECENCY CLASS C CLASS CPUBLIC ORDER CRIMES CLASS C
Out-of-County Warrant? If yes, provide: Out-of-County ORIOut-of-County Warrant No. Enter your ORI in the (Contributor ORI) field. Complete the first four lines of the CR-43. Forward the entire form, with quality fingerprints attached, to the warrant-holding agency. Do not submit to DPS X TX X TX ABC Test, Record Middle Jr TX MWN BRO XXX BALD FAR US CR-43 Out Of County Warrant (Arresting Agency)
Correct any information completed by arresting agency Complete rest of form NOTE: Use Warrant Agency ORI in the Arresting Agency ORI field Mail in completed CR-43 with Fingerprints to DPS X TX X TX ABC Test, Record Middle Jr TX MWN BRO XXX BALD FAR US CR-43 Out Of County Warrant (Warrant Agency) TX Warrant Co SO or Warrant PD ABC K S N Insert offense literal (A)(2) PC TX CAB TX000015A Print Full Name Legibly
https://cch.dps.texas.gov CJIS WEBSITE
What Functions Does the CJIS Site Serve? Electronic Disposition Reporting (EDR) CJIS NICS Ability to conduct and analyze report searches. Monitor CJIS Compliance (Grant Funding). Monitor NICS Reporting Compliance. Monitor transaction accuracy on reporting. Ability to receive Restricted Access notifications. Ability to receive Non-Disclosure notifications. Ability to receive CJIS/JJIS/Livescan update notifications. Access Mugbook Search.
EDR FUNCTIONS Provides Law Enforcement agencies with a way to modify or add charges electronically.** Provides Prosecutor offices with a way to report their actions, and make corrections to a previously submitted action electronically. ** Provides Court Clerk’s with a way to electronically report their dispositions and FINAL dispositions to DPS. CORRECTIONS CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE!! Provides Court Clerk’s with a way to electronically report NICS to DPS.
REPORT FUNCTION Ability to run transaction error reports for CJIS/JJIS reporting. Ability to run open offense reports. Ability to run completeness/compliance reports. Ability to run NICS reports.
CJIS Reports that monitor Compliance Open Offense Report. County Completeness Report. County Combined Completeness Percentage Report.
COUNTY COMBINED COMPLETENESS PERCENTAGE
COMBINED COMPLETENES PERCENTAGE
COUNTY COMPLETENESS REPORT
OPEN OFFENSE REPORT
Tips To Stay In Compliance Frequently run Open Offense reports. Run updated Compliance reports as cases are disposed. Close out any open arrests. Cases never filed with the prosecutor. Cases never filed in court. Report Absconded cases. Meet with CJIS personnel regularly.
Completeness Reports (Grant Funding) The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 60, requires counties to report criminal history dispositions to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). This information is used by law enforcement, judges, and many public and private employers to check criminal histories. Counties must have an average of 90% or above on both adult and juvenile disposition completeness and maintain timely reporting of all information as required by state law in order for any unit of government or non- profit agency within the county to be eligible for CJD funding. Information obtained from pg 7 Disposition completeness percentage is defined as the percentage of arrest charges a county reports to DPS for which a disposition has been subsequently reported and entered into the CCH system.
iii For additional assistance, contact the appropriate section below. CJIS/JJIS Supplies (fax) Fingerprint Section Error Resolution Section Corrections (fax) Criminal History Inquiry Unit Electronic Arrest Reporting Coordinator (LiveScan) Loann Garcia Electronic Disposition Reporting Coordinator (EDR) Holly Morris https://cch.txdps.state.tx.us EDR In-House Representative James McElroy DIC-17 Assistance DNA Kits Download training materials and reportable offense codes at
CJIS LISTSERVE TThe CHRIP Bureau has started a listserv to inform all of our reporting agencies of updates, changes and any notifications about what is happening with the CJIS and JJIS Reporting. SSend an to Make sure that: TThe subject line is left blank. TThe message body is clear/blank (including signatures). TType: SUBSCRIBE CJISJJIS FirstName LastName, in the message body. OOnce you have completed that, you will receive an stating that “You are now subscribed to the CJISJJIS list.” WWe will be sending all future Offense Code, Livescan and CJIS Site system updates to this listserv.
CJIS Updates Effective 1 September 2014, changes to Juvenile reporting will be made that will affect completeness percentages. Pre-Adjudication Numeric status changes 609, 612, 616, 619, 620, 622, 623, 630. Juvenile Adjudication Numeric status changes. 603, 606, 609, 619, 630, 696
Access to Secure Website If you would like to access the secure website you can go to https://secure.txdps.state.tx.us For questions contact Criminal History Inquiry Unit (512)
ACCESS TO THE CJIS WEBSITE To gain access to the CJIS Website please go to https://cch.dps.texas.gov https://cch.dps.texas.gov Questions regarding NICS reporting should be directed to Holly Morris, EDR Coordinator or James McElroy. If your account has been locked or needs to be reset please contact James McElroy.