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Oklahoma's Criminal History Improvement Program 2013

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $172,070)

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 noncriminal 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.

Under this award, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council (DAC) will transfer funds to the Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office and the Craig County Sheriff's Office to aid in the state's efforts to improve criminal history records. Kingfisher County Sheriff's Office and Craig County Sheriff's Office are requesting funds to purchase a livescan device in order to reduce the number of rejected fingerprint submissions being submitted to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). Data will be transmitted electronically to OSBI, then forwarded to the FBI for inclusion in the national system. DAC is also requesting funds to provide additional storage for the District Attorneys' rapidly increasing electronic case records and evidence volume, and enhance retention, backup, and restoration capabilities.


Date Created: September 18, 2013