Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,000,000)
The purpose of this funding is to assist with the implementation of the Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities, signed by President Trump on June 16, 2020. The goal is to maintain and expand the National Decertification Index (NDI) database. The objective of the NDI Database is to coordinate the sharing of information between and among Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies concerning instances of excessive use of force related to law enforcement matters, accounting for applicable privacy and due process rights. The Bureau of Justice Assistance proposes to provide funds to International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) to maintain and expand the NDI to comply with all data requirements as noted in Section 3(a) and 3(b) in the Presidents Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities. The NDI is a national registry of certificate or license revocation actions relating to officer misconduct. The Executive Order states that the database described in Section 3(a) and 3(b) of the Order shall include a mechanism to track, as permissible, terminations or de-certifications of law enforcement officers, criminal convictions of law enforcement officers for on-duty conduct, and civil judgments against law enforcement officers for improper use of force. The database described in Section 3(a) shall also account for instances where a law enforcement officer resigns or retires while under active investigation related to the use of force. The database should consist only of instances in which law enforcement officers were afforded fair process.
To assist with the implementation of Sections 3(c) and (d) of the Executive Order, IADLEST will provide the Bureau of Justice Assistance with aggregated and anonymized data from the database and will also identify the law enforcement agencies that participate in the collection of this data.