Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $4,329,172)
Under this award, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) will use funds to purchase livescans for the Sheriff’s Offices in the following counties: Choctaw, Johnston, Marshall, and Osage. Livescans will also be purchased for the Garfield Detention Facility and the Tulsa Police Department. These devices will allow fingerprint and arrest data to be electronically reported to OSBI, and then forwarded to the FBI for inclusion in the national system. Rogers County Sheriff’s Office is also requesting funds to purchase ten mobile identification and fingerprint recognition devices. These devices provide on-the-spot identity checks in real-time, which generate OSBI compliant files and submits the search requests to the OSBI AFIS and FBI’s RISC (Repository of Individuals of Special Concern) databases. Once complete, the files are stored and maintained by the OSBI. To further ODAC’s priority of improving dispositions and mental health records, these devices will enable deputies to immediately determine if a suspect is prohibited from possessing firearms for mental health reasons based on the results of a NICS search. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council Information Technology Division is requesting funds to replace the current Prosecution Case Management System (PCMS). The PCMS vendor notified ODAC in February that the current PCMS used by twenty-five (25) of twenty-seven (27) District Attorney’s Offices in Oklahoma, will reach its end of life in June 2021, therefore it must be replaced. Upgrading to a modern case management and reporting system will allow district attorneys to receive arrestee information electronically from law enforcement agencies, minimizing date entry duplication and human error inherent in manual data entry. Information will be forwarded to the OSBI, along with the twenty-five districts’ charging determinations and case dispositions for inclusion in the FBI’s national criminal history searches. This upgrade will significantly enhance Oklahoma’s ability to accurately track criminal cases and improve court disposition information, positively impacting the services the district attorneys provide to the public, as well as the safety and security of the citizens of Oklahoma. Additionally, funds will be used to pay for management and program support personnel, who will perform coordination and monitoring activities, including programmatic and fiscal oversight. The DAC program manager will conduct periodic in-person site visits with sub-grantees throughout the lifetime of the grant.