Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Support Center

The CJIS Support Center supports the overall mission of law enforcement agencies across Tennessee with statistical collection and analysis, information sharing, and the assurance of compliance with relevant state laws.

The TIES, located at TBI Headquarters in Nashville, is a statewide communications network created to facilitate the exchange of information regarding crimes, criminals and criminal activity.  TIES provides a dedicated, high‑speed message switching function for all city, county, state, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Tennessee.

These employees provide specialized training for law enforcement departments for both federal and state crime reporting and access to state and federal databases, along with auditing agencies to ensure proper compliance with all relevant standards and laws.

The Statistical Analysis Center was established in 1991 to analyze crime data, produce all annual crime publications, manage reporting of all crime statistics data, and conduct specialized research studies. These employees also work closely with the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research Statistics Association.