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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI)/Criminal Investigations

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Record Series Abstract
Records include but are not limited to: records regarding potential criminal incidents involving the Department of Mental Health. The agency creates these records and copies are given to TBI in an ongoing investigation. The records contain the incident reported on the Witness Statement form that was given to the facility investigator. Including form titles: Witness Statement.
Record Series Active
Cut Off at End of
If Other, Explain
Completion of Investigation and any resulting Legal Proceedings
Total Retention Years
Total Retention Months
Retention End Action
Disposition Notes
Maintain for ten years after completion of investigation and any resulting legal proceedings and then destroy. The agency creates these records and copies are given to TBI as part of an ongoing investigation. Records are generated and maintained on both paper and electronic. Paper records may be destroyed once scanned and verified for completeness and accuracy.
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Record Location
At each of the Regional Mental Health Institutes, Administration: Middle MHI - 221 Stewarts Ferry Pk, Nashville, TN 37214. Western MHI - 11100 Hwy 64, Bolivar, TN 38008. Moccasin Bend MHI - 100 Moccasin Bend Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Memphis MHI - 951 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.
File Arrangement
Date Range
2012 - current
Annual Accumulation
0.5 cu. ft. 1 Gigabyte
Current Volume
2.0 cu. ft. 1 Gigabyte
Record Value
Audit Requirements
Information Shared Outside the State
Essential Record
Yes - Original
Essential Record Stored
Regional Mental Health Institutes @ Nashville, Chattanooga, Bolivar and Memphis.
Essential Record Media Type
Confidential Legal Citation
T.C.A. 33-3-103 & 10-7-504(a)(2)
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
Agency Retention
10 years
Records Center Retention Period
System Name
Oracle file servers
IT-ABC Number
Hardware Description
The electronic records are stored in folders on a strategic technology solutions (sts) server. All hardware for maintaining the record series shall be maintained in accordance with the current standards of STS.
Software Description
Documents and metadata are captured by using multi-function devices and scanning the document by pressing the appropriate button on the multi-function device using Lexmark document distributor software.
System Location
The electronic records are kept on a server maintained and supported by STS at their Data Center, 901 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN. 37243.
Backup Procedures
Backup procedures shall be maintained in accordance with the current standards of STS, located in the 901 5th Ave N, STS Building, Nashville, TN. 37243. Backup procedures shall be reviewed and tested annually.
Disaster Recovery
The agency shall have a detailed disaster recovery plan for the system in accordance with the current standards of STS. The disaster recovery plans shall be reviewed annually.
Data Migration Description
Documents are scanned to the state network to a folder on a STS server. The metadata captured at the time of scan is stored in a Microsoft SQL server database and is deleted at the 10 year retention disposition.
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