Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,144,990)
The Michigan State Police (MSP), will use funds to improve the accuracy, quality, timeliness, and accessibility of criminal history data and related records. Vital enhancements within the criminal history record (CHR) system include (1) regular record quality audits, (2) record backlog reduction, (3) record updates for open concealed pistol licensing (CPL) cases, (4) record completion for arrest incidents with missing data, (5) the establishment of statewide booking standards and initiative monitoring, and (6) provisions for data management training within MSP, the courts, and other reporting agencies. Together, these CHR system improvement initiatives will ensure the accuracy and accessibility of criminal history data for MSP and its justice system partners. Specifically, MSP will use funds to assist with infrastructure, training, and standardized evaluations that ultimately provide for a more comprehensive CHR system. The implementation of the proposed projects will substantially improve the quality and quantity of records available to systems queried by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Indices.