Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,093,836)
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 NCHIP FY 2019 project, the Washington State Police will use funds for the following projects:
1) Researching missing dispositions and providing guidance and recommendations to local agencies in improving criminal history record information (CHRI) accuracy and completeness.
2) Enhancing new criminal history records database by making programming enhancements to improve the applications under development in response to changes in business requirements, improvements in data available from state court, and better understanding of the inherent capabilities of the new applications.
3) Purchasing Livescan fingerprint equipment and accessories for installation in four local jurisdictions.
4) Continue funding for the City of Spokane County Prosecutors Office to research case dispositions for accuracy and completeness and to reduce the backlog of missing dispositions and ensure submission to WSP and FBI.