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New Jersey State Police Background Name Check Service Named Innovation of the Year by StateScoop 50

WEST TRENTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Criminal History Record Request - Name Check 212, which is the online service developed for the New Jersey State Police, was named winner of the StateScoop 50 Awards Innovation of the Year. The award-winning online service simplifies the process for requesting background checks for noncriminial justice licensing or employment. The StateScoop 50 Awards highlight the best and brightest IT leaders and programs that make state and local government more efficient and effective. The online version of the SBI 212B Form (Name Check Only Request for Criminal History Record Information for a Noncriminal Justice Purpose) is accessible using the following URL:

The service provides employers, licensing authorities, volunteer organizations, and private detectives the ability to securely submit background check requests and pay online. If approval of the background check is required by the subject, the system will automatically send notification to that person via email, who can either approve or deny the request electronically. After successful payment and necessary approvals, if required, the information is available to the state police for review and processing. Additionally, the requester will receive email notifications as the status changes.

The online SBI 212B Form is mobile-friendly and can be completed on any device, at any time.

This service is a product of a partnership between the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Information Division of NICUSA, Inc., which is the official digital government partner of the state of New Jersey, helping New Jersey government entities Web-enable their information services.

About StateScoop

StateScoop reaches IT leaders and innovators from across government, academia, and the tech industry, both online and in-person through daily news, radio, TV, and events. StateScoop covers news and events impacting state and city technology decisions and brings together government and industry leaders to exchange best practices and identify ways to achieve common goals.

About NIC

NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV), which is celebrating 25 years as a company in 2017, has seen the transition of digital services from green-screen computers to mobile apps and artificial intelligence. Founded in 1992, NIC is the nation's premier provider of innovative government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible and convenient for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has a library of more than 12,000 digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state and local agencies in the United States. Among those solutions is the ground-breaking personal digital government assistant, Gov2Go, aimed at providing constituents easy, personal interactions with government. Additional information is available at


New Jersey Information Division of NICUSA, Inc.
Casey Faiman
General Manager, 609-422-5959

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