The alphabet soup of CriMNetby Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio
The many programs and systems in place for tracking criminals in Minnesota are known by various acronyms. Here's a list of the most common.
ARMER -- Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response
CIBRS -- Comprehensive Incident Based Reporting System
CCH -- Computerized Criminal History
CWA -- Court Web Access
CJDN -- Criminal Justice Data Network
COMS -- Correctional Operations Management System
SSS -- Statewide Supervision System
POR -- Predatory Offender Registry
MARS -- Mobile Automated Field Reporting Systems, used by the State Patrol
NEIS -- Name Enhancement Index Service
MJNO -- Multiple Jurisdiction Network Organization. This Web site was closed down because of data privacy concerns.
MRAP -- Minnesota Repository of Arrest Photos
TCIS -- Total Court Information System (The old system)
MNCIS -- Minnesota Court Information System (The new system)