Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-8.104 - IOWA system security

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 6, September 22, 2021

IOWA system terminal access shall be available to criminal justice agencies as defined by Iowa Code section 692.1(7). Prior to being permitted terminal access to the IOWA system, a criminal justice agency shall meet the following criteria:

(1) All terminals shall be located within the facilities or vehicles of authorized agencies where appropriate physical security can be maintained.
(2) The immediate terminal areas shall be restricted to prevent access by unauthorized individuals.
(3) All persons accessing NCIC and the criminal history files shall have been authorized to operate the terminal by the criminal justice agency administrator, been approved by the department of public safety, received the required training and achieved proficiency certification by the department of public safety.

Agencies shall complete a background investigation on all applicants for positions with access to NCIC and criminal history files. Agencies shall notify the department of public safety of the completion of the required background investigation. The background investigation shall be done to ensure the following:

a. That the applicant is 18 years of age or older at the time of appointment to the position.
b. That the applicant is not addicted to drugs or alcohol.
c. That the applicant is of good moral character and has not been convicted of a serious crime.
d. Agencies shall submit two fingerprint cards on all applicants to the Iowa division of criminal investigation. One card will be used to check for any Iowa criminal history and the second card will be forwarded to the FBI for a national search of criminal history records.
(4) Where IOWA system terminals are not operated on a 24-hour-per-day basis, the terminals shall be physically secured when unattended.
(5) The criminal justice agency administrator shall be directly responsible for ensuring that information received from the IOWA system is restricted for the official use of agency personnel, other criminal justice agencies, or other agencies authorized, in writing, by the department of public safety.
(6) Any agency desiring direct access to IOWA system files shall make application to the department. Before authorization is granted, the administrator of the applying agency shall enter into a written agreement with the department of public safety agreeing to abide by all rules, policies and procedures promulgated by the department for system operation, security and discipline. The agreement shall reserve to the department the right to terminate furnishing criminal history or other file information to the applicant agency if abuses are discovered concerning either the security or dissemination requirements of this data.
(7) Any agency which has had its authorization to IOWA system files terminated by the department may appeal the termination to the commissioner of public safety, in accordance with 661-Chapter 10.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-8.104

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