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Arrest Warrant Information Exchange, Warrant Update Service (AWIE-WU)

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Date Published
August 2023
Publication Series

The main document describes how to automate the flow of information between criminal justice lines of business to support the arrest warrant updating process; it provides detailed discussion as well as flow charts; and attached files include supporting materials for the Warrant Update Service process.


This document seeks to provide stakeholders with an understanding of the structure of the Warrant Update Service, and the rules applicable to its implementation; it gives service consumers the information necessary for using the service, and service providers the information necessary for implementing the service in a consistent and interoperable manner. The document describes the Warrant Update Service, with information about all aspects of the service that are not directly tied to its physical implementation. The Warrant Update Service is intended, at a high level, to facilitate warrant update requests, reviews, and issuance. The Service Overview section describes its purpose and scope, capabilities, real-world effects, provides a summary, security classification, and service specification package version; the Business Scenarios section describes the primary flow of requesting a warrant update, and a primary and two alternative flows for issuing a warrant update. The Service Interoperability Requirements section lays out service assumptions and dependencies, execution context, policies and contracts, security, and privacy information. The final two sections provide service and behavior models, followed by appendices which include references cited, a glossary, and a document history.

Date Published: August 29, 2023