Fighting mobile device crime with data

How NMPR search works

The NMPR provides a single location for an investigating officer to obtain an immediate history report about an item of serial numbered property.

A simple search from a smartphone, tablet or computer gives law enforcement staff real-time visibility of a mobile device's life history. The search results provide actionable information, speeding up the gathering of intelligence, whilst reducing the resources required for the investigation of cell phone and mobile device-related crimes.

“ For the first time in a simple search, law enforcement can see if a cell phone or other mobile device has been reported as stolen, had its stolen status checked by a third party or been the subject of a transaction. ” - David Dillard, Managing Director, Americas

NMPR Information Sheet

PDF download with information about the NMPR solution.

  • Free to US law enforcement
  • Real-time search for rapid device attribution and lead generation

Benefits of NMPR search

A real-time search on the NMPR interrogates the most comprehensive source of mobile device data available, leveraging the power of the Recipero Crime Prevention Ecosystem

Types of property

As a law enforcement officer, there may be times when you can't wait for others or external agencies to search for you because you have a suspect in custody and time is critical. Recipero's NMPR provides real-time intelligence right when you need it. A simple search from a smartphone, tablet or computer gives law enforcement staff visibility of a mobile device's life history.

Summary of benefits

  • Free to US law enforcement
  • Real-time search for rapid device attribution and lead generation
  • Instant results against billions of global records; search carrier databases, consumer registrations and reports, insurance claims and trading activity in a single search
  • NLETS mobile device query available
  • All data is fully consented to, with no warrant needed
  • Instantly identify property of interest to other jurisdictions
  • Automatic (but optional) sharing of activity with all law enforcement agencies
  • Stay informed by adding identifiers to a watchlist, ensuring prompt, automated alerts when new information becomes available
  • Repatriate stolen property
  • Confidence from a police-accredited system
  • Proven results in thousands of cases since 2004

Where does NMPR data come from?

Recipero collects data about devices from:

  • Consumers
  • Carriers
  • Lessors
  • Second-hand traders
  • Police
  • Insurers
  • Retailers
  • Pawnshops

The data includes activity from these stakeholders that affects legal title of the property. NMPR brings this massive dataset together and puts it in your hands just like your favorite search engine. The NMPR makes it possible to check a suspect's cell phone and obtain real-time evidence the device was reported stolen in another jurisdiction, reported lost or stolen to a carrier or belongs to an insurer following a claim settlement.

Data sources

Data for GSM devices comes directly from networks and also from the GSM network operators' trade association. Police data comes direct to us from individual law enforcement agencies.

Insurance and lease data comes from corporations sharing their data in order to prevent insurance and finance fraud. Other data about ownership, loss and theft comes from a variety of services that Recipero provide to retailers, traders and the public.

Please take a few minutes to watch the Recipero NMPR information video.

Getting access to NMPR search

NMPR from Recipero is available to all verified US law enforcement personnel, just contact us to discover how easy it is to start benefiting.

Getting access to the NMPR

Once you have started the registration process you will be sent an email to verify your email address, containing a link to complete the rest of the registration process.

After completing stage two of your registration, your account will be verified by security staff. You will receive notification by email once this process has been completed. Please note: this process can take up to 24 hours.

If you would like access to the NMPR or require more information, please contact us. We'll happily talk to you about how the service can help your police department or agency.

Nlets access

The NMPR search has been integrated into Nlets as their Mobile Device Lookup Service.

It uses two message keys; MDQ for the initial query and MDR for the response. The MDQ requires two pieces of information: a device IMEI number and a three-letter purpose code. Optionally, users may also include a case number or other identifying information about the search.

In response, Nlets returns a MDR message containing status and historical information about the device based on the Recipero NMPR system. Additionally, Recipero will log the call to its NMPR service so that future MDQ messages with the same IMEI will show all prior searches.

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