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City ofOmaha Police Department 2016 National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Implementation Assistance Program: Phase III

Award Information

Award #
2016-FU-CX-K062
Location
Awardee County
Douglas County
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2016
Total funding (to date)
$833,620

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $539,380)

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, Omaha Police Department (OPD) will undertake a comprehensive five-phase, two-year strategy to plan for, implement, and sustain NIBRS reporting. OPD will obtain the services of a database contractor, NIBRS Project Manager, and software development expert in the agency’s solutions provider to examine the agency’s records management system (RMS)and identify and make the necessary changes in operations, technology, reporting, and business practice to enable IBR reporting.

(CA/NCF)

Date Created: September 27, 2016