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FY 2019 NCHIP Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,190,855)

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 Metropolitan Police Department will use funds to upgrade their Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system. This upgrade will:

1) Provide a tool to improve the accuracy of CCH records by automating the synchronization of the CCH with MPD’s Automatic Fingerprinting Information System (AFIS);

2) Enhance the existing Data Loader program to automatically compare the data on the Records Management System and AFIS on a scheduled basis and generate a list of discrepancies for record management staff to review;

3) Implement a Master Name Index solution for the CCH system to improve the accuracy of search and maintenance of the criminal history records.

4) Reduce the response time for correcting/updating criminal history record, MPD by implementing an advance user interface, enabling MPD staff to accurately identify records, and update them directly.


Date Created: September 19, 2019