Trustmark Definition (TD):
Bona Fide US Law Enforcement Agency


NameBona Fide US Law Enforcement Agency
Publication Date2014-10-07
Trustmark Defining Organization
NameGeorgia Tech Research Institute
Mailing Address75 5th Street NW, Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30308
DescriptionThis trustmark indicates that an organization has a valid FBI ORI code. See the NCIC 2000 Operating Manual [NCIC Oper] for more details.
Target StakeholdersThe U.S. law enforcement community.
Target RecipientsU.S. law enforcement agencies.
Target Relying PartiesOrganizations that interact with U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Target ProvidersThe ideal Trustmark Provider for this trustmark is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or its designee.
Provider CriteriaAny organization or business entity may act as a Trustmark Provider for trustmarks under this Trustmark Definition.
Assessor QualificationsAny individual employed or contracted by the Trustmark Provider may act as the assessor for trustmarks under this Trustmark Definition.
Trustmark Revocation CriteriaFor any trustmark issued under this Trustmark Definition, the Trustmark Provider must revoke the trustmark upon any condition whereby one or more Conformance Criteria cease to be satisfied.
Extension DescriptionThis Trustmark Definition requires no extension data.
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NotesThe Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has published this document with the support of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) via the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the official policies of GTRI, NIST or NSTIC; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Conformance Criteria (1)

1: The organization must have a valid ORI code

The organization must have a valid Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) code issued by the FBI.


Assessment Steps (1)

1: Check for an ORI code (ORICodeCheck)

Does the trustmark applicant have an official, valid ORI code issued by the FBI?

Required Artifact(s)
  • ORI Code

    State the organization's ORI code.

Issuance Criteria


Sources (1)

NCIC 2000 Oper
National Crime Information Center 2000 Operating Manual

Terms (2)

Originating Agency Identifier ( ORI )

An ORI is a unique nine-character identifier the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) has assigned to each law enforcement agency.

National Crime Information Center ( NCIC )

An electronic clearinghouse of crime data. See