Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $469,787)
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the division responsible for the state’s criminal history records, will use funds for three projects: 1) Disposition and Criminal History Update: This project will ensure that inquiries from the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) program as well as the FBI are receiving the most up to date arrest information and disposition information as possible from Colorado. Through this program, CBI will work to improve the current disposition match rate to the 98% level. 2) FBI Record Recovery: More complete and accurate records from local law enforcement agencies will be submitted to the FBI by updating the CO arrest records submitted to the FBI prior to 1990. This project will address the approximately 200,000 criminal history records in the Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC), which are incomplete and missing arrest data. 3) Unmatched Court Charges: The CCIC and the FBI system will have fewer incomplete criminal history records from CO. This will be accomplished by identifying problems and solutions for improving the automated matching process. At the end of this project, all court charges will be matched on criminal history records. Currently, there are over 1,000,000 unmatched court charges.