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The Alaska Law Enforcement Sharing System (ALEISS)

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $193,044)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) will use the 2007 Byrne funding to continue the Alaska Law Enforcement Information Sharing System (ALEISS). In 2003 the AACOP recognized that the cooperative environment that the chiefs had in Alaska would be more effective if the association's member agencies could use technology to enhance data sharing. They voted to pursue a computerized multi-jurisdictional data sharing project and thus the ALEISS was formed. ALEISS is a very successful project, winning the 2005 IACP Excellence in Technology Award in the Regional Division. They grew from the original 7 members to 35 agencies accessing the data. The Byrne funding will provide uninterrupted access to the system by all member agencies and all users. The goal of the project include paying the software maintenance agreement for one year and expand the number of data sources on the ALEISS node to any local law enforcement agencies that desire to share data and has determined a funding source to participate. Develop the necessary infrastructure and connectively to connect the ALEISS node to the N-DEx. Pursue connection to the regional data sharing system in Washington and Oregon.


Date Created: September 23, 2007