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FY 2022 Virginia NICS Act Record Improvement Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,123,572)

The Virginia State Police (VSP) will use FY22 NARIP funds for two projects: 1) Multimodal Biometric Identification System Interface - As technology progresses in the area of criminal justice information, the VSP has moved forward with the total replacement of its AFIS with a Multimodal Biometric Identification System (MBIS), and CCH with the Criminal and Rap Back Information System (CRIS). The Multimodal Biometric Identification System Interface project will support the development, building and implementation of the system interface between MBIS and CRIS. This interface is the key conduit for the transfer and reporting of criminal arrest booking and offense information, including those related to firearm purchase and possession prohibitions; 2) Court Livescan Project - the VSP continues to work closely with the criminal court system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During ongoing discussions and a review of procedures, the VSP identified areas where the collection and submission of criminal history information can be improved. Under the Court Live Scan project, NARIP funds will be used to purchase and install Livescan devices in courts throughout the commonwealth so that individuals can be fingerprinted for arrest bookings that are missing from the criminal record or certain released on a summons dispositions on-the-spot. This process will eliminate the requirement that individuals return on a later date to a law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted, thus reducing the number of no shows for fingerprinting and increase the number of arrests and dispositions reported on the criminal record and to the NICS Indices.

Date Created: August 31, 2022