Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $228,400)
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 Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security will transfer funds to the Delaware State Police, State Bureau of Identification to: 1) use contractual services to develop a stronger automated Law File Table that reflects the changes in statutory codes as crime patterns and trends change, and 2) analyze and correct data issues of the new Law Enforcement Investigation Report Suite (LEISS), a client-server based police system used to prepare and record police incidents and subsequent arrest warrants, once it has been deployed to local law enforcement agencies. Enhancements to the overall criminal justice system is a way to streamline processing and reduce errors to ensure that data is readily available and has the highest degree of accuracy when presented to other criminal justice agencies. (CA/NCF)