Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $260,192)
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 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission will subgrant NCHIP funds to local and state agencies to complete tasks associated with the following activities: 1) support Tucson Police Department staff efforts to eliminate 8,000 unprocessed arrests; 2) install and implement the ImageWare System in the Page Detention Holding Facility to enable the capture, storage, and sharing of digital booking photos; 3) purchase and install an electronic records management system for the El Mirage Police Department to scan, manage, view, and distribute documents in a secure environment; 4) install and implement the DigiScan Web FAST ID in the Arizona Department of Corrections to reduce fingerprint processing time and improve the accuracy of fingerprint data; 5) complete programming to implement a data integration project in Mohave County to reduce manual record entry and improve record quality, accuracy, and timeliness; and 6) support Maricopa County Attorney's Office staff efforts to research and resolve approximately 22,000 missing arrest dispositions. (CA/NCF)