Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,299,767)
The Oregon State Police (OSP) will use FY22 NARIP funds for two projects to 1) include continued funding of a limited duration Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (OPA3) position to oversee and facilitate NARIP-related record improvements; and, 2) continuing contracting services to obtain missing or incomplete disposition records from Oregon courts and when possible or needed, county District Attorney case outcomes. Project 1. The OPA3 position will be responsible to oversee all aspects of the contracted disposition work to include overseeing the contractor’s deliverables, quality of records provided, statistical reports and progress, and the billing process. The position will also continue work on the manner in which records have historically been submitted, laws pertaining to firearm disqualifications, and emerging laws that attempt to address a lack of required data for making immediate firearm qualification determinations. Coordination with partner agencies will help to improve our rate of record completeness and timeliness. Project 2. The project will use contracted services to conduct the necessary research to locate missing records and report immediately to OSP for immediate entry into Oregon’s Computerized CCH file. Oregon has 666,518 individual person records within the repository that are missing some or all case outcome data.
Key objectives for Oregon NARIP projects are to ensure records are readily available electronically for firearm transfer background checks and in support of all facets of public safety nationwide. NARIP project activities focus on resolving as many incomplete records as possible while seeking long term solutions to gaps within the overall record reporting process. The FY22 NARIP projects will help to ensure Oregon repository data is exchanged with, and made available to state and federal partners through these important projects.