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If awarded, the funds would be used to purchase software and hardware upgrades to our RMS computer system. This would alleviate the burden of the costs to become NIBRS compliant. We currently submit

Award Information

Award #
2018-FU-CX-K030
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$147,823

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $147,823)

The National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) is an effort to expand the FBIs 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 6,600 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 FBIs 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. The Indiana State Excise Police (ISEP), is the enforcement division for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission. ISEP is a state agency, it serves all 92 counties of Indiana. There are currently seventy sworn positions and seven civilian positions. In 2017, the agency filed almost 6,000 incident reports under the UCR code. The agency uses Cody systems as its current RMS provider. The agency also shares a server with Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Family and Social Services (FSSA). These agencies will be affected by the upgrade and Cody will be required to upgrade the software for those agencies as well. The RMS provider is configured to accept UCR and is aware of the additional information required by NIBRS. The agency has selected three staff members to lead this transition, they will devote a significant amount of time to the project which will be paid for by the agency. The Federal funds the agency is requesting will be used to upgrade the Cody RMS to be NIBRS compliant and replace the servers which the system resides on, which is required for this project. 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 28, 2018