Chapter 12 Vehicle File
CHAPTER 12: WACIC Vehicle FileSECTION 01: IntroductionProcedure #:
WACIC Manual 2003 Edition
August 1, 2006
See Also:CALEA:I. DEFINITIONS A. Purpose of the Vehicle File
1. The Vehicle File provides assistance in the recovery of stolen vehicles, stolenlicense plates, or vehicles involved in the commission of a crime (felonyvehicle). It also contains major component parts (of vehicles) when stolen inconjunction with the theft of the vehicle.2. To assist in the recovery of wanted stolen vehicles, WACIC maintains anactive file by license (LIC) and vehicle identification number (VIN) of allinquiries submitted during the preceding period of a minimum of 120 hours. The LIC, VIN, and/or owner-applied number (OAN) information contained inany subsequent vehicle entry are matched against this file (OAN’s areclassed as VIN’s). When a match is found, the originating agency receives amessage showing the agency making the inquiry and the date/time the inquirywas initiated.3. The WACIC Vehicle File also provides the capability of entering impounded orrepossessed vehicles. Any subsequent stolen vehicle entry will produce amatch on a previously entered impounded or repossessed vehicle record.
B. Canadian Vehicle Index
1. NCIC maintains an interface with the Canadian Police Information Centre(CPIC) that allows searchable identifiers in CPIC records to be transmitted toNCIC for storage and access, creating the Canadian Vehicle Index (CVI). The CVI contains stolen boat, part, vehicle, and license plate records,including U.S. registered vehicles and boats stolen in Canada.