Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $832,545)
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.
Glendale Police Departments (GPD) current Tiburon records management system (RMS) is not a sustainable technology solution, capable of meeting NIBRS/CIBRS certification for the next decade and beyond. As part of the overall initiative to modernize the departments technology, GPD will design, acquire, and implement hardware, software, and services required to achieve NIBRS certification by January 1, 2021. Specifically, GPD will engage in a competitive process to identify a new RMS vendor and implement an incident-based system. The RMS vendor will be responsible for configuring software, data migration, building interfaces to other applications, and providing technical assist to personnel. GPD will upgrade their server to support the new RMS and procure 100 in-field reporting tablets. GPD will also hire a NIBRS Transition Assistant to provide expertise in transitioning technical and business practices from the current environment to a NIBRS/CIBRS compliant operation. In addition, GPD will hire a Technical Consultant to provide project management and consulting in the planning, acquisition, and implementation of the new RMS.