Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $3,000,000)
The current Kansas Incident Based Reporting System (KIBRS) was built in 1993 and was most recently heavily modified in 2001. It is well beyond the end of its effective life-cycle. The lack of software support also makes it inflexible and unable to adapt to the needs of its many stakeholders. The limitations imposed by difficulty of use and system rigidity affect the ability of the system to provide thorough and accurate statistical information and prohibit its use as an effective operational tool for Kansas law enforcement agencies.
A fully functional KIBRS would be easy and efficient for law enforcement officers to use. It would provide the flexibility necessary to adapt to emerging threats and be integrated with the Kansas Criminal History Record System, which contains information about criminal case filings and dispositions. It would provide the information necessary to strategically guide resource allocations and operational, investigative and public policy decisions.
The project proposal is to purchase Master Data Management and Incorporate System Analytics. Master Data Management (MDM) will allow the KBI to link data entities from KIBRS across other data sources. These sources can be other internal systems, i.e., Criminal History Records, the Automated Biometric Information System, and Offender Registration. These sources can also be external, for example, the Division of Motor Vehicles. MDM will allow the validation of those data entities to ensure they are the same. MDM will ensure that data in KIBRS is in agreement with other systems of record, and will allow appropriate data owners to ensure accountability for as well as uniformity and accuracy of data. System Analytics will be applied across all the data entities to perform analysis of data to provide to various stakeholders. These analysis can come in the form of reports or projections to link or infer data.