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NICS Manual

On April 23, 2018, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich signed Executive Order 2018-03K “National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”) Compliance”. The Executive Order directs a working group to develop a NICS data reporting compliance manual. This manual provides information for Ohio courts, mental health entities, and law enforcement to help provide complete and accurate data used by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).


  • Introduction to the Manual
    • NICS Background
  • Ohio Requirements That Provide Information Used by NICS
    • Criminal Histories
      • Dispositions
      • Arrests
    • Mental Illness
    • Protection Orders
  • Methods to Report and Resources
    • Courts
      • Information Courts Are Required To Report to BCI
      • Courts to Provide to Law Enforcement
    • Mental Health Providers
      • Mental Health Providers to Provide to BCI
    • Law Enforcement
      • Protection Orders Entered into LEADS
      • Warrants Entered into LEADS
      • Mental Illness Form 95 Entered into LEADS
      • Information Law Enforcement is Required to Report to BCI
  • Contact Information

For more information, see the attachment.