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National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Transition

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $250,000)

The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) is an effort to expand the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) into a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics. BJS and the FBI are implementing NCS-X with the support of other Department of Justice agencies, including the Office for Victims of Crime. The goal of NCS-X is to enroll a sample of 400 scientifically selected law enforcement agencies to submit data to NIBRS; when these 400 new NIBRS-reporting agencies are combined with the more than 6,300 agencies that reported to NIBRS as of 2013, the nation will have a nationally representative system of incident-based crime statistics drawn from the operational data systems of local police departments. These incident-based data will draw upon the attributes and circumstances of criminal incidents and allow for more detailed and transparent descriptions of crime in communities. The current mechanism by which local law enforcement (LE) agencies report data to the FBI’s NIBRS, in general, is for local LE agencies to submit data to their state UCR reporting program, and then for the state UCR program to report those data to the FBI. While the FBI does accept NIBRS data directly from a small number of law enforcement agencies, the highly preferred route of reporting is through the state UCR program. The FY2016 Phase III solicitation furthers the goals of the NCS-X initiative by providing funding to the largest agencies in the NCS-X sample in order to assist these agencies to transition to NIBRS reporting or to develop a comprehensive plan for transitioning to NIBRS reporting via the state pipeline. Specifically, funding under this solicitation targeted the NCS-X sample of agencies with 750 or more sworn officers that are not currently reporting crime data to NIBRS.

Under the current award, LVMPD will acquire a contractor to support them in their transition to incident-based reporting. The contractor will analyze the LVMPD RMS system and data management processes, in order to make recommendations related to the LVMPD's current business processes to ensure a successful transition to the NIBRS. The contractors will document the necessary project flows and write detailed recommendations for transition to the NIBRS, and they will provide LVMPD with technical assistance and training. The contractor will also provide the LVMPD with a recommendation regarding staffing requirements to sustain and continue the NIBRS reporting process after implementation of changes to the system is complete. This work will include (at minimum):
• analysis of existing information systems;
• review of incident reporting forms to assess for any needed changes;
• gap analysis for NIBRS reporting requirements;
• business process mapping and reengineering
• document workflow, policies and procedures;
• needed training and technical assistance requirements; and
• processes for NIBRS submission testing and certification.

Date Created: September 13, 2016