IACP Support for NIBRS Implementation
WHEREAS, the International Association of Chiefs of Police has long been committed to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program; and
WHEREAS, the IACP recognizes the value of collecting data on criminal activity and the sharing of this information on a local, regional and national basis; and
WHEREAS, the IACP has recognized that an incident based reporting system should be more closely attuned to the local records management system; and
WHEREAS, the IACP recognizes that the transition from a summary based to an incident based system of reporting crimes presents challenges to state and local law enforcement agencies that are costly and time consuming; and
WHEREAS, The IACP recognizes that NIBRS implementation must be incremental and voluntary; now; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the IACP should actively seek continued Congressional support to assist agencies in their efforts to redesign and upgrade their records management systems to incorporate NIBRS reporting to include: planning for system upgrades, data conversions, purchase of equipment, and/or development or purchase of records management systems that are IBR compliant; and be it further,
RESOLVED, that the IACP supports the development of details of reconciliation of key elements, codes, and reporting requirement for NIBRS participation to determine which current mandatory data elements and/or reporting requirements could be made optional as a means of bringing additional agencies into the NIBRS program.