Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $363,224)
Under this award, the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will complete a digital conversion of paper records of two types present in MPD repository. There is still a huge collection of paper records that are at risk of destruction with any number of possible issues, including general wear and tear, fire, water damage etc. This effort will ensure that both biometric data (fingerprint image) and demographics data (name, date of birth etc.) are available electronically through MPD data warehouse. The digital conversion will: 1) Facilitate the accurate electronic exchange of fingerprints and response by ensuring that data previously captured in hard copy is included in database; 2) Provide the capability to synchronize data in MPD booking systems (RMS, AFIS and CCH) as well as transfer the criminal history data to FBI at a later date; and 3) Ensure that the database housing fingerprints and arrest reports, including those of known and suspected terrorists is complete and robust.