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VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL (NCIC)

Data Element: VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL (NCIC)
Definition: A coded representation of the vehicle make and model.
Standard of Verification: Observation of vehicle, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)reports.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 7
Field Format: CHAR 1-4 = MAKE (LEFT JUSTIFIED)
CHAR 5-7 = MODEL (LEFT JUSTIFIED)
Originating Teams: Law Enforcement
User Teams: Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: Tables/Codes for this data element are available in the NCIC Code Manual, which is accessible to users of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Online (LEO) Network.

Individuals without LEO access that seek to obtain further information can telephone NCIC directly at (305) 625-3000.
Comments: NCIC treats Vehicle Make and Vehicle Model as two separate data elements. Vehicle make is a 24 position AN field with the first 4 characters coded and 20 characters of free text. Vehicle model is a 3 position AN field that is coded. (Refer to the NCIC Code Manual Sections 4 & 5.)
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