CJJIS Council Projects

Oversees ongoing development of the CJNet, recommend needed policies, plan for growth of the network, recommend priorities on the types of applications it should support and devise strategies for cooperative funding, both through the federal government's grant programs and the legislative appropriations process.

Florida Incident-Based Reporting System (FIBRS)
The FIBRS project is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) solution for local and state law enforcement agencies to comply with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) deadline to convert Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) from summary data to incident-based data. FIBRS provides a mechanism to consolidate the data collection processes for the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the National Use-of-Force data collection, the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX), law enforcement employee counts, and Florida specific data elements from various law enforcement agencies to study multi-jurisdictional patterns and trends. The planned improvements and efficiencies in the work processes enable FDLE to add additional data sharing services and maintain sufficient productivity in the face of growing demands. While most law enforcement agencies have their own information systems with their data structures and codes, FIBRS implementation standardizes the data across different agencies, so they can be combined easily for multi-jurisdictional analyses. 

Criminal Justice Data Transparency (CJDT)
The CJDT project implements the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) solution(s) to comply with the legislative mandate to provide criminal justice data to the public. The solution must provide a mechanism for state and local agencies to submit data to FDLE, store the data, and provide an ability to integrate with other systems. The electronic submission of the data will happen through several different data streams from other agencies to FDLE. This will include data submissions from systems such as the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system. Other statistical data not captured and maintained within the CCH system, are gathered through other pre-determined methods, compiled, analyzed, and made available to the public. All data, as allowed by law or policy, are available through an Open Data Management Platform. The planned implementation will enable FDLE to provide the availability of searchable and downloadable criminal justice datasets in a modern, open, electronic, machine-readable format per s. 900.05 and s.943.6871, Florida Statutes. 
Uniform Arrest Affidavit (UAA)
The purpose of the Uniform Arrest Affidavit (UAA) project is to implement the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) solution(s) to comply with the legislative mandate to provide a Uniform Arrest Affidavit for all criminal justice agencies in the state of Florida.

Law enforcement agencies in Florida’s 67 counties vary in their readiness to enter all warrants into FCIC/NCIC. FDLE, in conjunction with Florida’s law enforcement community, must ensure that the entry of arrest warrants and protection orders into FCIC/NCIC are complete, current, and accurate in order to guarantee both officer and public safety. The warrant process is inconsistent within counties and across jurisdictional circuits, resulting in warrants that are in local record management systems, but not entered into FCIC/NCIC. Using federal grant funding, FDLE began the Warrants Data Exchange (eWarrants) project to bridge gaps currently affecting agencies nationwide. eWarrants offers a mechanism to automate the warrant process between agencies, thereby eliminating redundancy and reducing errors in an effort to streamline the warrant approval process for entry into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

Florida has developed a system to automate electronic entry for multiple criminal justice processes including Arrest Warrants, Protection Orders, and Risk Protection Orders. These electronic entry and approval processes combine into a system FDLE calls, e-Suite. e-Suite successfully reduced the processing time for arrest warrants and protection orders to be entered and visible within the FCIC system from days and weeks to mere hours. The next phase is the creation of a unified electronic process for search warrants which will be instrumental in allowing search warrant information to be exchanged expeditiously between the court system and law enforcement agencies, thereby improving the timely execution of warrants and protection orders.