Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $509,848)
The Maine Department of Public Safety (MEDPS) will use FY21 NCHIP funds for two projects. 1) The Implementation of a CCH Data Quality Dashboard: The Maine State Bureau of Identification (SBI) will implement a CCH Data Quality (DQ) Dashboard to regularly calculate a variety of measures designed to assess the quality, timeliness, and completeness of arrest and disposition reporting. The foundation of the CCH DQ Dashboard is the creation of uniform measures to assess whether agencies are reporting timely, accurate, and complete arrest and disposition information. Repository personnel can use the Dashboard to monitor reporting trends and assess current and past reporting practices of contributing agencies to detect potential anomalies which may emerge without the direct knowledge of contributing agencies or as a consequence of undetected technical difficulties in repository systems or operations. 2) National Fingerprint File (NFF) project: SBI will use funds for staff overtime to review, research and complete fingerprint records in order to become a full NFF compliant member. SBI will obtain a current listing from FBI of all pseudo pointers, an III report needs to be run for each record to determine differences with FBI and State of Maine fingerprint records. If the FBI has more Maine fingerprint records then SBI, SBI needs to obtain those prints and run them in its database. SBI will set the “pseudo pointer” so it points to Maine only. SBO staff will be running Federal record checks, updating Maine’s computerized records to make sure they are accurate and up to date, and potentially scan the files to make paperless as well.