This is not the official budget document.

Budget Summary FY2010

Criminal History Systems Board
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010

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The mission of the Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) is to provide timely and accurate criminal justice information and services to authorized law enforcement and non-criminal justice agencies and individuals in support of promoting the public safety and security of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

CHSB recognizes and preserves the separate mission, priorities, constitutional objectives, governing laws and rules and regulations of the participating agencies responsible for criminal justice administration within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The CHSB will innovatively and collaboratively work to integrate, to the most reasonable extent possible, the functionality and interoperability of criminal justice information systems; focus on enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of our criminal justice information; promote enterprise information technology architecture for an integrated criminal justice information sharing; and collaborate with stakeholders to develop, establish and maintain a governance structure.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 6 S. 167-178B
Criminal History Systems Board; membership; meetings; powers and duties
MGL C. 140 S. 121-131P
Firearms Licensing, definitions, licensing requirements, Firearms Licensing Review Board, membership, powers and duties, licensing violations


501 CMR 8
Electronic Weapons
501 CMR 9
Replacement Firearms Licenses
501 CMR 13
Standards for Retired Officers – Law Enforcement Safety Act
501 CMR 15
Licensed Gun Clubs
501 CMR 6
Bona Fide Collector of Firearms
501 CMR 7
Approved Firearms Roster
515 CMR 3
Basic Firearms Safety Course and Instructors
515 CMR 6
Law Enforcement Safety Act Training and Qualification
803 CMR 2
Criminal History Systems Board, agency certification process and requirements, Criminal Offender Record Information complaint process, Victim Services Unit certification for notification of offender’s release and certification for 178B Criminal Offender