Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $594,331)
Under this award, the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety is seeking funds to purchase livescan machines and printers for the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). Thirty-three live scan systems currently used by local New Jersey police agencies are configured with outdated Windows operating systems which have reached end of life. Microsoft will no longer support these operating systems and will not furnish ongoing security patches and updates. These workstations are 10-15 years old and lack compatibility for any upgrades. The importance of having live scans to integrate with the court systems and criminal history repositories is paramount. Not having these updated livescan would negatively impact residents within these local communities as well as the court systems and criminal history repositories at the state and national levels. Funds are being requested to purchase twenty-four FBI-certified 10-print desktop livescan systems equipped with palmprint capture capability and mugshot photo capture capabilities; nine FBI-certified 10 Print desktop livescan systems equipped with mugshot photo capture capability; and thirty-three FBI-certified duplex livescan printers that are consistent with New Jersey specific transmission requirements and fully compatible with desktop live scan systems.