Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $2,764,706)
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 the 2016 NCHIP priority areas, the Oregon State Police (OSP) will use NCHIP funding to help implement a new replacement CRIMEvue system for the state. The CRIMEvue system is the backbone Oregons criminal justice repository, containing some of the states most mission-critical systems. The sole source system supports law enforcement 24/7 to ensure public safety under the guidance of the OSP. CRIMEvue aids prosecutors in preparation and execution of criminal cases, guides court research of criminal history for sentencing outcomes, facilitates recovery of missing persons, prevents unlawful firearm sales, and links criminal justice systems together at state and national levels.
CRIMEvue is comprised of 3 major components: 1) the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) file maintains arrest records, court and prosecution case outcomes, and Department of Corrections activities based on fingerprint identification; 2) agency Hot Files such as wanted persons, stolen property, protections orders; and 3) Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) Message Switch which makes reporting and exchanging of data between agencies possible within the state and nationally.
The current CRIMEvue system 20 years old and at the end-of-life which creates risk in the components functionality. With the help of NCHIP funds along with additional state funding (approximately $6 million), the project goal is to purchase, deploy and implement a new modern and open-architecture system, while simultaneously meeting the demand for newly available criminal justice tools and continued participation in national initiatives.
Through a request for proposal, the OSP has received three qualifying proposals from vendors in providing a replacement solution. The costs associated with the activities are market estimates and range of costs originally obtained from other state projects as a guide. The 2016 NCHIP funds will facilitate with the design and development of the replacement CRIMEvue system. (CA/NCF)