The purpose of the project funded through this solicitation is to use the Rapid Deployment Model (RDM) strategy to help three of the largest agencies in the state of California - the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (LASO) - transition to reporting crime data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). This project will support the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to work with SFPD, LAPD, and LASO to make them compliant with the crime data reporting requirements in the state.
Through NCS-X, BJS has worked with the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to implement the Rapid Deployment Model (RDM), an approach designed to facilitate expedited implementation of NIBRS for multiple local law enforcement agencies in the state and to align those implementations with the capabilities of the CA DOJ NIBRS data repository. Under a previous award (2019-MU-CX-K025), the RDM project has resulted in significant cost savings compared to traditional methods used for NIBRS transitions, and the coordination with the state repository has improved efficiency and streamlined the data reporting process for local agencies. Previously awarded project funds are being used to support the NIBRS transitions of more than 150 agencies in the state. Despite these successes, three of the largest agencies in the state - the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (LASO) - are experiencing impediments to their NIBRS transition and are not yet reporting incident-based data to CA DOJ.
This project will enable CA DOJ to support SFPD, LAPD, and LASO in their respective NIBRS transitions. These three agencies represent a significant gap in crime reporting, as together the agencies comprise just over a quarter of the state's population. NIBRS data submissions from these three agencies will bolster the ability of BJS and the FBI to generate state-level crime estimates for California and improve the overall accuracy and precision of national crime estimates generated from the NIBRS data.
The funds for this project will be used to implement the RDM strategy for the 3 target agencies - SFPD, LAPD, and LASO - to make them compliant with crime data reporting requirements in the state. The strategy will be tailored to the needs of each specific agency and will include the following, as needed:
. Project management services
. Assistance with developing and implementing a governance structure
. Managing RMS service provider efforts
. Assistance with negotiating service provider contract provisions
. Developing risk mitigation strategies
. Negotiation and oversight of software providers
. Help with procuring other necessary and related services
. Monitoring of RMS service provider progress toward implementation milestones
. Defining and implementing user testing and acceptance procedures and criteria
. Review of processes to ensure that software products meet the requirements necessary for certification to report crime data to the state and to the FBI system.