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Oklahoma's 2015 Criminal History Improvement Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,611,078)

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 three county sheriff's offices to aid in the state's efforts to improve criminal history records. OSBI will use funds to assist in the collection and entry of Oklahoma County case dispositions for fingerprint-based arrest events found in the state repository for criminal history record information, and to support the upgrade of the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Oklahoma plans to contribute $2.2 million of the $3.4 million toward the AFIS project. Additionally, the Custer County Sheriff's Office, Sequoya County Sheriff's Office, and Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office will use funds to purchase livescan devices 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.


Date Created: September 14, 2015