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Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Query Service (AWIE-WQ)

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


The Service Description Document provides stakeholders with all aspects of the Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Query Service (AWIE-WQ) that are not directly tied to the physical implementation of the service. The AWIE-WQ provides criminal justice agencies with a framework to communicate and route arrest warrant information throughout the warrant lifecycle, from the initial warrant request to its eventual disposal. By streamlining the arrest warrant processes, the AWIE-WQ Service seeks to provide criminal justice organizations with the data needed to facilitate the business process of querying warrant information and is designed to accommodate a number of real-world implementation scenarios. The Service Description Document lays out the Service overview, including scope, capabilities, real-world effects, security classification, and service specification package version; it also provides business scenarios, specifically, a Query Warrant primary flow; Service interoperability requirements, including Service assumptions and dependencies, execution context, policies and contracts, security, and privacy requirements. The document also provides Service and behavior model information. The Service Interface Description Document is a companion document to the Service Description Document, providing Service physical model information; interaction requirements; interface description requirements; message exchange patterns and definition mechanisms; policies and contracts, including for automated and nonautomated services, and umbrella agreements; security and privacy information; and service testing information. The AWIE-WQ Service package also provides stakeholders with artifacts, including service model and Repository System Service Interface files; and sample and schema folders containing relevant files.

Date Published: January 1, 2013