Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,698,186)
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will use funds for the following projects: 1) continued funding for Nebraska’s NICS Record Improvement Program, which includes a Program Manager position, as well as two Crime Analyst positions. This program’s goal is to improve the overall reporting of our state’s firearm prohibiting records available nationwide, as well as ensure the integrity, accuracy, and completeness of such records; 2) contract with NIC Nebraska to support the development and maintenance of the Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence (MCDV) and Felony Automated Reporting Systems. These systems help to ensure the completeness, automation, and transmittal of MCDV and felony records reported to the NICS Indices; 3) subaward with DHHS to spearhead the rewrite of the Electronic Commitment Reporting Application (ECRA), which is Nebraska’s mental health reporting database. This system helps ensure the completeness, automation, and transmittal of the state’s mental health records reported to the NICS Indices; 4) continued funding to support Nebraska’s Centralized Protection Order Office (CPO), which includes a Program Manager position, as well as two Crime Analyst positions. The goal of the CPO is to oversee the Protection Order (PO) Portal, which facilitates the entry of the state’s protection orders into the NCIC for nationwide availability. Needed maintenance and enhancements are provided by subrecipient, the Nebraska Crime Commission. Funding will also support the exploration of a similar Warrants Portal, to facilitate entries into the NCIC Wanted Persons File; and 5) The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will continue to be a subrecipient to support the entry of their county’s protection order records, which is crucial to the success of the PO Portal.