Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $986,398)
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is requesting funds for three projects in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State Police. 1) to support overtime for PSP staff to research, review and report mental health data from the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) to the NICS Indices. Currently, the PICS Operations Section receives approximately 3,000 mental health commitments that are in various electronic and hard copy form that need additional reviews to determine if they should be reported to the NICS Indices.2) to support the continued overtime project for PSP staff to update criminal history records to provide accurate and complete records to the NICS Indices. 3) to support temporary staff to convert paper Application Record of Sales (ROS) into the electronic ROS database. The ROS is obtained from the potential buyer or transferee of a firearm and is required for all handgun sales in PA. The ROS is submitted to the PSP Police Firearms Administrative Section who is then required to manually input the information into the ROS database. The ROS database information is uploaded into the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Network (CLEAN) which promotes and ensures the most accurate data available to local agencies and, where applicable, to the NICS Indices. Currently there is approximately 1.5 million ROS forms that need to be processed.