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Statewide Electronic Warrant System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $388,085)

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 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will use the grant funds to conduct a feasibility study on a statewide electronic warrant system. An electronic warrant system would provide information sharing through the incorporation of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), promote intelligence gathering, and assist in homeland security initiatives among criminal justice agencies and afford public safety for law enforcement and Florida's citizens. The goals of this project include increasing the percentage of warrants entered into FCIC/NCIC so that nearly 100 percent of all warrants that meet NCIC criteria are entered into the system and available to criminal justice agencies nationwide, reducing the time it takes to enter the warrant into FCIC/NCIC, diminishing data entry errors, and providing an effective and efficient automated manner to accomplish the entry and removal of warrants without exhausting resources at the local level.


Date Created: September 17, 2007