The CPIC, or the Canadian Police Information Center, is an organization that is operated by the RCMP. The CPIC houses and manages a computerized database of people with alleged offenses, the personal characteristics of these suspects, possible cautionary warnings pertaining to them (if they are violent, for example), as well as a list of prior convictions. Depending on the person, the database may even have their fingerprints on file. This database is remotely accessible to all police officers all over Canada.