What is APSIN?
APSIN is an acronym for the Alaska Public Safety Information Network. APSIN
serves as the criminal justice information system for Alaska. APSIN resides on
the state mainframe computer in Juneau with its resources primarily distributed
via the state’s wide area network.
APSIN serves federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the state
by providing access to state and federal law enforcement resources such as NCIC
(National Crime Information Center), NLETS (National Law enforcement
Telecommunications System), III (Interstate Identification Index), and others.
APSIN also serves the Alaska law enforcement community by acting as a central
repository for Alaska criminal histories, wanted persons, stolen items, missing
persons, protective orders, person and address information, and others. APSIN
also provides the law enforcement community with seamless direct access to
information maintained by the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles such as driving
records and license and registration information. APSIN is also used by other
criminal justice agencies such as state and local prosecutors offices, adult and
juvenile probations, corrections, and others.
There are some limited non-criminal justice uses such as for professional
licensing and for public inquiry or records requests. The core of APSIN
services, however, are designed to serve the federal, state and local law
enforcement communities by providing a data repository and timely law
enforcement information to the officer "on the street".