Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,386,570)
The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (SDDCI) will use FY21 NCHIP funds for two projects. Project 1) Support two FTE to continue with the processing of criminal arrests and civil background check requests. These two FTE’s are responsible for handling this increase in requests over the years, while also dealing with an increase in workload as it pertains to collecting and reporting NICS information from local and mental health boards. Project 2) Assist in funding an upgraded Computerized Criminal History (CCH) program. The current CCH system used by SD DCI does not have the capabilities required of an entire state repository and is limiting SD DCI in our progress to become more efficient in our workflows. SDDCI will contract a vendor who specializes in state Criminal History programs to develop a new CCH customized to South Dakota’s needs. With the implementation of a new CCH, DCI will be able to continue to provide law enforcement and civilian agencies the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. The upgraded system will also ensure the accuracy and completion of records provided to NCIC III, as well as NICS checks.