The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) was established in 1995 to aid states in improving the accuracy and completeness of state criminal history information. The program is administered at the federal level by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Information Center is the agency responsible for managing state criminal history data in Colorado. The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice is the designated State Administering Agency (SAA) and is responsible for managing this program.
The goal of the NCHIP program is to ensure that accurate records are available for use in law enforcement, including sex offender registry requirements, and to protect public safety and national security.