Originally Posted by Kingarthurhk
You will typically only find an ORI on a finger print card or an NCIC.
If you think ORIs are top secret and that the only place a person can get an ORI is from a fingerprint card or NCIC then you're pretty naive and/or inexperienced. Think again. Do the web search for "ORI" and "law enforcement". You find agency webpages where they list their ORI. You'll find informational websites where ORIs are listed. But the listing is open to anyone with a computer at the National Archives of Criminal Justice Data. Any kid with a computer can come up with an ORI and the agency name.
Do you want to pass yourself off as a LEO from PA and someone asks for your ORI to verify you're legit? What PA dept do you want to be from? Pick any of them.
Don't know anything about PA but want to look lke you're from KS?
Or you claim you're a LEO from TX and you can prove it because you know your dept's ORI?
Any other town, county, state, or agency you want to use an ORI as "proof" you're legit? They're all listed here.
Police-L has been around since 1994 or a bit earlier. LEO verification is required and the list owner contacts the person's agency to verify employment before access is granted. Even with that a phony was recently outted. He had written articles for various LEO type publications and pulled the scam on a number of agencies. Wrote articles for NLEOMF. He had passed himself of as a LEO from Dearborn MI and Inkster MI. Got caught in FL passing himself off as a LEO wearing the MI uniform and people started investigating. Total phony that fooled a lot of people but he eventually got caught.
A phony wearing a uniform and badge that he made himself.
He tried scamming a fundraiser:
Here's what he looks like without his phony police uniform but wearing jail clothing.