NGI RISC Service

Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) LogoThe Next Generation Identification (NGI) Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) rapid mobile search capability provides a tool for authorized criminal justice users in a field setting to quickly assess the threat level of an encountered individual. RISC transactions typically originate from time critical situations involving heightened investigative interest or increased risk to the public and/or law enforcement personnel. The NGI RISC service provides a rapid, “lights out” biometric search of a national database, which tends to be more reliable than the traditional name-based search currently used by law enforcement to establish the identity of an encountered person.

The rapid mobile fingerprint identification search of the NGI RISC is comprised of a subset of criminal identities enrolled in the NGI System. These criminal identities consist of records from the Terrorist Screening Center (formerly the known and suspected terrorists), wanted persons, immigration violators, registered sex offenders, and persons of special interest, warranting more rapid responses to inquiring federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice users. The RISC dataset may be queried using flat or rolled fingerprints (minimum of two, maximum of ten fingerprints) electronically submitted by authorized users, typically by first responder law enforcement officials during a real-time encounter, detention, or arrest. The fingerprints must be captured by a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) certified mobile fingerprint device and transmitted through the user agency's criminal justice infrastructure to the RISC over the FBI Criminal Justice Information Service Wide Area Network.