August 18th, 2017
OSP FICS Unit Eclipse Preparedness Message
The Oregon State Police Information Technology section doesn't anticipate any
specific network issues, however, with the influx of people into the State of
Oregon over the next few days and into next week, there is always a possibility
that network issues could arise. Network issues would naturally cause delays in
the processing of background checks if database messages to OSP were slow to
arrive. OSP believes we have taken all possible precautions, is staffed accordingly
and look forward to an uneventful weekend and beginning of next week.
Oregon State Police
August 9th, 2017
FICS Approval Number Format Change
Due to new programming requirements from the FBI NICS program, the Oregon
State Police FICS Unit will be changing the formatting of our state transaction
numbers, better known as "approval numbers", for phoned-in transactions ONLY, by the
end of the day.
Telephone initiated transactions previously included a hyphen ("-") in an
approval number (ex. 17-123456). These will now include a "T" in place of the
hyphen (ex. 17T123456) to indicate background checks initiated by Telephone.
From the dealers' perspective, this will be most apparent on billing invoices
that are sent by mail and when verbal approval numbers are provided by the
background examiners. Simply note the approval number containing a "T" on your
records like you do currently and expect to see the new format on your mailed billing
Old Format: 17-123456 New Format: 17T123456
*Note - this change has no effect on gun check-only transactions or those
submitted through the web. Those will still display a 17G123456 and 17W123456
Oregon State Police
March 9th, 2017
PLEASE MAKE NOTE THAT THE OREGON STATE POLICE FICS UNIT IS LOCATED AT 3565
TRELSTAD AVE SE SALEM, OR 97317.
THE FICS UNIT PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS HAVE REMAINED THE SAME. PLEASE ALSO SEE
OUR EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
TOLL FREE DEALER LINE 800 432 5059
FICS UNIT LOCAL NUMBER 503 585 6245
CHALLENGE LINE 503 373 1808
FICS UNIT FAX # 503 370 8584
USEFUL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBPAGE AT: http://www.oregon.
OREGON STATE POLICE