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FY 2018 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2018-FU-CX-K025
Location
Awardee County
Pima
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$2,797,600

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,045,000)

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 6,800 agencies that currently report to NIBRS, 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 FY2018 solicitation furthers the goals of the NCS-X initiative by providing funding to the remaining states and local agencies in the NCS-X sample in order to assist them transition to NIBRS reporting.

Tucson is the second largest city in the state of Arizona. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is an NCS-X certainty agency, and therefore one of the critical agencies to recruit for participation. TPD proposes to procure a new web-based RMS, processors, servers, and licensing in order to transition to NIBRS reporting. TPD is part of a small RMS consortium (along with two additional law enforcement agencies), and those additional 2 agencies will also transition to NIBRS as a result of TPD’s project. Applicant demonstrated an understanding of the scope of work and the criteria required to become NIBRS certified. The planning and implementation team in Tucson appears capable of effectively overseeing the project activities, and the agency leadership and the city management are enthusiastic and supportive of the transition.

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).
(CA/NCF)

Date Created: September 20, 2018