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National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Implementation Program

NIBRS grant activities

The following provides a description of activities under NIBRS grants for each of the participating States in alphabetical order.


Arizona ($290,974) - The Arizona Department of Public Safety will use funds to hire a programmer and purchase software and consulting services to enhance NIBRS reporting with the capability to receive incident-based reports from local law enforcement agencies. The Phoenix Police Department will use funds to hire an analyst to complete the necessary programming for completion of NIBRS reporting. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office will use funds to interface the NIBRS module with the Summit Graphical User Program to create a detailed reporting system.

Arkansas ($414,877) - The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) will use funds to purchase a client server to store all NIBRS records and house the repository software. A NIBRS programmer will be responsible for integrating the Records Management System (RMS) of each local agency involved in the project. ACIC will also purchase two server switches and server firmware. Funds will also be used to purchase software for writing an interface between NIBRS plus data and ArcView, analyzing and reporting NIBRS, and encrypting data for security purposes.

California ($999,194) - The California Department of Justice, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Fresno Police Department and Salinas Police Department will use NIBRS funding for a demonstration pilot project which will enable the State to develop, implement, and maintain the California Incident-Based Reporting System (CIBRS).

Colorado (525,000) The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will use funds to provide consultation on NIBRS software selection and custom programming to convert data submission to the format specified by the database/repository software selected. The Denver Police Department will use funds to hire two crime analysts to design and revise forms to collect the correct incident information, enter test data, send information to CBI, and train officers and other staff on how to use the NIBRS system.

Connecticut ($380,000) - The Connecticut Department of Public Safety will use funds to develop and implement a NIBRS information sharing system called CT-CHIEF (Connecticut's Criminal History and Incident Exchange Facility). This system will utilize the applications included in the State's mobile data communication system for messaging, inquiry and NIBRS-compliant field reporting. Funds will also allow for modifications and enhancements to the system in order to bring on-board the police departments of Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Britain.

Delaware ($213,122) - The Delaware State Police will use funds to convert the current legacy system to a Windows-based system and use it to extract the necessary NIBRS data from the State's Enhanced Police Compliant system. A NIBRS data warehouse will be created, which will be used to develop a standardized set of reports to be given to participating NIBRS agencies for developing the capability to provide special reports in response to ad hoc requests.

Hawaii ($500,620) - The Hawaii Department of the Attorney General will use funds to convert Hawaii's criminal code to NIBRS standards. The Maui Police Department will use funds to upgrade the current RMS and database message switch, along with other software upgrades. The Honolulu Police Department will use funds for contractual services to assure software and hardware NIBRS capabilities and assess existing computer systems for possible replacement.

Illinois ($801,741) - The Illinois State Police will use funds to develop NIBRS-compliant software to enable it to serve as the NIBRS repository. The State Police will develop analytic tools and products to feed back to participating NIBRS agencies as well as for internal use. The MacLean County Sheriff's Office will use funds to modify its integrated justice system to add a NIBRS component for accepting, tabulating, and transmitting data to the State repository. The Waukegan Police Department will use funds to modify its existing RMS to allow for the collection, tabulation, audit, and transmittal of data to the State repository.

Louisiana ($948,741) - The Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) will use funds to migrate the State's Automated Records Management and Mapping System from a Client/Server environment to a web-based version. The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association will hire a contractor to design, develop and implement a web-based application and then implement the new web-based technology in three major sheriff's offices (Jefferson, Lafourche, and Terrebonne Parish) as a pilot program. LCLE will also work with the New Orleans Police Department to implement a LIBRS/NIBRS-compliant automated police report through the modification of the software.

Maine ($362,970) - The Maine State Police will use funds to upgrade its repository so that it may receive NIBRS submissions from Maine's law enforcement agencies and submit those data reliably to the FBI. The Lewiston/Auburn 911 Emergency Communications System will use funds for training personnel and special software modifications to upgrade the system to NIBRS-compatibility. Penobscot County Law Enforcement System (PCLES) will use funds to upgrade the information system used by all PCLES members to collect and report federal and Maine-specific incident-based crime data, modify agency reporting methods to fit the improved system, and fund training on data collection and entry for law enforcement personnel. The Waterville Police Department will use funds to upgrade its CRISNET software from PC-DOS to Microsoft Windows. The Windows version allows for a "seamless" interface with the NIBRS.

Massachusetts ($422,038) - The Crime Reporting Unit of the State Police will use funds for software, programming support and development, and training in Geobased Information Systems and statistical analysis. The New Bedford Police Department will use funds to provide NIBRS system training to police officers. The Greater Boston Consortium will use funds to design and implement NIBRS software for a consortium of ten police departments around the Boston area, and provide training to officers in the collection of NIBRS data.

Minnesota ($500,000) - The Minnesota Police Department (MPD) will use funds for contractual services for systems analysis and software development. The St. Paul Police Department will use funds to: carry-out an evaluation and implementation plan for NIBRS in collaboration with the MPD; develop and complete a NIBRS compliance study; develop and implement a NIBRS system; and provide a systems analyst and database programmer for NIBRS implementation.

Missouri ($840,819) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), the Kansas City Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will use funds to design an implementation program to serve in a facilitation capacity and develop those repository functions necessary to position Missouri for NIBRS certification. The Kansas City and St. Louis Police Department have organized their department to a NIBRS-compliant environment to ensure collection of crime incidents, with plans to participate in Missouri's repository approach for NIBRS participation.

Nebraska ($115,700) - The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement will use funds to provide software needed to upgrade the NIBRS repository; and the Grand Island Police Department will use funds to purchase a NIBRS module and programming software.

Nevada ($330,955) - The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety will use funds to develop a comprehensive needs-assessment for the purpose of developing and implementing a NIBRS program. The assessment will address the needs of the State Uniform Crime Reporting program in planning for the migration from an in-house database program to an efficient NIBRS-compliant system to expand on analysis reporting and data processing capabilities. The Henderson Police Department will use funds to develop an interface from the Mobile Data System to a NIBRS-compliant RMS, thereby reducing the redundant data entry and producing NIBRS reporting data.

New York ($900,000) - The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services will use funds to make enhancements to the New York State's Incident-Based System (NYSIBR) repository so that it can accept data from contributors on a variety of electronic formats, convert NYSIBR data to summary data, and convert the New York Penal Code to UCR and/or NIBRS offense classifications. The Suffolk County Police Department, the Monroe County Law Enforcement Consortium and the Albany Police Department will use funds to make modifications/improvements to their RMS which will allow them to locally input incident-based data and then transmit it to the State repository.

North Dakota ($303,813) - The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation will use funds to update the PC software provided to local agencies to enable incident-based reporting. Funds will also be used to update the State incident-based reporting data repository, which will allow the State to submit NIBRS data to the FBI. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and the Devil's Lake Police Department will use funds to contract for programmer services to write a NIBRS to State incident-based conversion program. This conversion would permit the two agencies to become incident-based reporting agencies.

Ohio ($1,000,000) - The Columbus Police Department (CPD) will use funds to conduct a needs assessment and software review to determine if it should develop NIBRS-compliant software in-house, hire a contractor to do it, or purchase an off-the-shelf package. After results are complete, the CPD will either undertake software development or purchase it, then test and implement it. The Toledo Police Department will use funds to develop a software package which can be used by officers to report NIBRS data through the use of mobile data computers. Funds will also be used to train officers on the equipment.

Oregon ($290,632) - The Oregon State Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Newport Police Department will use funds to upgrade their current RMS. Funds will be used to provide personnel and contractual services to develop an automated report management system that will be compliant with NIBRS specifications.

Rhode Island ($337,679) - The Rhode Island State Police will use funds to purchase NIBRS software which will allow them to accept data from participating agencies; work toward NIBRS certification; and assist local police departments with implementing NIBRS. The State Police will also provide NIBRS-compliant software to nine local and county law enforcement agencies.

South Dakota ($57,335) - The Rapid City Police Department will use funds to enable a vendor to enhance the current record system used by Rapid City and Pennington County to meet the State's existing incident-based reporting standards. The Watertown Police Department will use funds to purchase and install NIBRS-compliant software. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office will use funds to interface with existing systems within the department and develop reports which will assist them in full utilization of the software.

Texas ($935,455) - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use funds to purchase a server which will act as an archive and form a linkage to the DPS NIBRS repository to allow dynamic interactive error resolution and on-line access between the repository and local agencies. DPS will solicit bids from vendors for the development and implementation of a Windows-based software package with the capability of extracting Texas Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS) data elements from local agency software and loading it onto the DPS TIBRS web software.

Utah ($134,844) - The Salt Lake City Police Department will use funds to provide system enhancements and modifications, software development, implementation or licensing supporting NIBRS-compliant data reporting and NIBRS training. The Layton Police Department will use funds toward the cost of a new RMS that will be NIBRS-compliant. The Bureau of Criminal Identification will use funds to make incident-based reporting data more readily available by including it on the website. This will allow public access to incident-based reporting statistics on the web.

Vermont ($99,157) - The Vermont Department of Public Safety will use funds to purchase and distribute a licensed software product which will provide a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to end users of the Vermont Computer Aided Dispatch/RMS system called VIBRS (Vermont Incident-Based Reporting System). This interface will change VIBRS from a DOS-based system to a Windows-based system. The State will also use funds to provide training to end users in the application of GUI.

Washington ($763,936) - The State will use funds for software development in order to complete the State's NIBRS implementation efforts. The Pierce County Consortium will use funds to acquire the services of system developers to integrate and complete the NIBRS reporting system to electronically transfer data to the State. The Thurston County Sheriffs will use funds for the design, development, testing, implementation and post-implementation of NIBRS. Contract services will be provided for the design of an information system compatible to NIBRS.

Wisconsin ($663,600) - The Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) will use some funds to migrate all of its NIBRS software to the OJA's new computer platform. OJA will test the new software, add new edits, and conduct a series of workshops with data providers. The Dane County Sheriff's Office will acquire the services of an incident-based reporting database administrator and data entry/verification clerk to assist in implementing NIBRS. The Green Bay Police Department will purchase mobile data terminals, and software licenses for 120 workstations and a RMS integration module to allow reporting from Green Bay's mobile data terminal system. The Medical College of Wisconsin will develop and pilot test a model for examining the linkage between its National Fatal Firearm Reporting System and an expanded Wisconsin Incident-Based Reporting System.



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