The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) was created by Act 286 of 1971 with the name of Criminal Justice and Highway Safety Information Center. It was originally placed in the Department of Finance and Administration. Act 742 of 1975 transferred the agency to the Department of Public Safety. Act 375 of 1979 changed the name of the agency to the current Arkansas Crime Information Center. Act 45 of 1981 abolished the Department of Public Safety, leaving ACIC as a separate agency with all the same functions, powers and duties. Act 1109 of 1993 expanded the authority of ACIC to administer the Computerized Criminal History Record System. This includes arrest records for all felony and Class A misdemeanor offenses, plus the judicial disposition of each record. This is the source file for all criminal history background checks. Act 989 of 1997 expanded the authority of ACIC to administer the Sex and Child Offender Registry. This registry of sex offenders is accessible in Arkansas and by the other 49 states for authorized purposes. Act 1250 of 1997 expanded the authority of ACIC to administer the Crime Victim Notification System. This system, commonly referred to as the VINE system, provides offender status information from all county jails and prosecuting attorneys to the victims of crime. Act 508 of 2007 expanded the authority of ACIC to administer the electronic notebook for sales of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Act 749 of 2007 expanded the authority of ACIC to administer the scrap metal recycling log. Amendment 51 to the Arkansas Constitution authorized ACIC to provide felony conviction information to the Secretary of State for voter registration purposes.
Arkansas Crime Information Center