Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $265,000)
The goal of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) is to improve the Nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by insuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and non-criminal justice background check systems. BJS provides direct financial and technical assistance to the States to improve criminal history and other related records and to build their infrastructure to connect to national record check systems both to supply information and to conduct the requisite checks.
The Metropolitan Police Department will use funds to purchase Event Replicator Software to post arrest data from the current mainframe platform to an Oracle-based platform in real-time. Posted arrests will be linked to final dispositions (also in the Oracle-based platform) available from DC Superior Courts. Additionally, a software application will be implemented to enable searching and reporting of criminal history information to other criminal justice agencies.