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Vancover City Records Management System Improvements Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The City of Vancouver will support a new computerized records management system for Vancouver Police Department and its regional law enforcement partners. A new records management system will improve the functioning of the criminal justice system by providing regional law enforcement agencies with a comprehensive computerized system that includes enhanced police reporting, digital records management, and crime mapping and analysis capabilities. This will enhance public access and support an environment of openness and transparency with the citizens of Vancouver. Using computer technology to automate staff-intensive services will also save the local government both time and money well into the future and provide public safety benefits through increased efficiency, allowing police officers more time for higher-level functions, proactive patrols and problem solving, and enhanced community interaction.


Date Created: September 6, 2010