Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $556,236)
Under this proposal, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (KJPSC) will provide funds to the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to employ six (6) full-time, temporary employees to key scanned fingerprint cards within the indexing application. Adding temporary employees will drastically reduce the time it takes to process these fingerprint cards. KSP will also implement functionality that allows for critical information to be shared between the Identification for Federal Firearms Sales and Carry Concealed Deadly Weapons applications. Communication between these applications will assist Kentucky in better handling disqualifying firearm events. Finally, KSP proposes to purchase 12 IDEMIA ruggedized livescan stations with palm print capture capabilities to address any potential security concerns. With the purchase of new machines that have palm capture capabilities, more biometric data will be available electronically, supporting Kentucky’s computerized criminal history system.