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Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Query Service (AWIE-WQ)

Global Standards Council
Date Published
April 2013
Publication Series

This is the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Query Service (AWIE-WQ). It is one of a collection of five Arrest Warrant Information Exchange Reference Service Standards that, collectively, provides a framework for criminal justice agencies to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant lifecycle, from an initial warrant request to eventual disposal. Handling of arrest warrants is complicated by the involvement of several distinct criminal justice lines of business (e.g., law enforcement, prosecutor, courts, repositories). In response, these services are intended to automate the flow and routing of warrant information between these lines of business to accommodate warrant requests, issuance, service, and data maintenance. By streamlining these processes, the services aim to provide criminal justice organizations with the data necessary to act on warrants and warrant requests in a timely and accurate manner.

NOTE:  To fully review the purpose, scope, capability offered and real-world effect(s) this service specification intends to address, we invite your full review of the associated Service Description Document (SDD).  It can be located by first downloading the service specification zip file on this webpage followed by navigating to the “artifacts” folder.  There you’ll discover the corresponding SDD for this service. 

Date Published: April 11, 2013