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NamUs Technology

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NamUs Database Application

The NamUs database fills an overwhelming need for a central repository of information related to missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases. The database is searchable by all, with biometric and other secure case information accessible only to appropriate, vetted criminal justice users.

Missing person records can be entered into NamUs by anyone, including the general public; however, all cases are verified with the appropriate law enforcement agency prior to publication in NamUs.

Unidentified and unclaimed person records are entered into the NamUs database by medical examiners, coroners, and other criminal justice designees.

Missing and unidentified person cases in NamUs are automatically compared to locate potential matches based on dates, geography, and core demographic information. Advanced searches can be performed to locate matches based on additional unique descriptors such as scars, marks, tattoos, clothing, jewelry, etc.

NamUs Application Improvements


NamUs Registration

Streamlined System Registration

Streamlined system registration and case entry improves overall user experience with wizards, dashboards, modern web tools, and a single login for all case types.

NamUs Search

Advanced Search

Upgraded “advance search” tools enable faster and more complex searching of the system to increase case resolutions.

NamUs Dashboard

Enhanced User Dashboard

Manage both Missing and Unidentified cases from one central location.

NamUs Login

Data Security

Moved the NamUs system to the OJP SecureCloud to enhance system performance while maintaining the highest level of security of sensitive case data and personally identifiable information.

NamUs Search Results Map

Enhanced Case Mapping

Individually map cases directly from the NamUs record, or display advanced search results on maps that pinpoint specific address locations for vetted professional users.

NamUs Case Matching

Case Matching

Updated case matching algorithms increases resolutions by enhancing demographic and geographic searching.