Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $422,329)
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 Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and seven county sheriff's offices to aid in the state's efforts to improve criminal history records. Tillman County Sheriff's Office, Johnston County Sheriff's Office, Love County Sheriff's Office, Coal County Sheriff's Office, Nowata County Sheriff's Office, Murray County Sheriff's Office, and Beaver County Sheriff's Office are requesting funds to purchase a livescan device and software in order to reduce the number of rejected fingerprint submissions being submitted to OSBI. Data will be transmitted electronically to OSBI, then forwarded to the FBI for inclusion in the national system. OSBI is also requesting funds to purchase a livescan device and to update 50,000 arrest records with missing dispositions, identified through database queries, and post the information in the repository. The project supervisor will be provided monthly status reports on the progress of the project. This project will improve the accuracy and completeness of criminal history record information in the state repository. (CA/NCF)