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Arrest Reporting Service Specification, Version 1.0

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15 pages
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This Service Specification package provides the files and documents necessary for stakeholders to gain an understanding of the Arrest Reporting service and the rules applicable to its implementation; the main components of the Service Specification are the Service Description and Service Interface Description documents, artifacts and schema folders with related files, and metadata files.


The Service Description Document provides stakeholders with all aspects of the Arrest Reporting Service (ARS) that are not directly tied to the physical implementation of the service, while the Service Interface Description Document provides a description of the physical implementation of the Arrest Reporting Service. The ARS provides law enforcement with the ability to report new arrests and provide updates to arrests; the reporting of arrest information is critical for keeping justice business partners and systems updated with current details about arrests. The Service Description Document lays out the Service overview, including scope, capabilities, real-world effects, security classification, service specification package version, and more; it also provides Service interoperability requirements, including Service assumptions and dependencies, policies and contracts, security, and other requirements. The document also provides service model information, including behavior and information models. The Service Interface Description Document is a companion document to the ARS Service Description Document, providing Service execution context; interaction requirements; interface description requirements; message exchange patterns; policies and contracts, including umbrella agreements; security and privacy information; and service testing.

Date Published: January 1, 2015