Arizona Statewide Arrest Warrant Process (ASAWP) Project
When the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) attempted to convert warrant information from its AZTEC legacy system to a second-generation case management system known as AJACS, it discovered that no programmatic method existed to convert the system based on the way warrants were being entered. Determining the correct information to convert required a human to read through the register of actions for each case to determine if a warrant existed and what its current status was. Lags in data updates, paper processes, delays in data sharing between systems, and multiple data entry points have all led to poor data integrity for warrants. The AOC examined the problem in detail to determine root causes and identify solutions.
The AOC, partnering with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJS), received a Gerald Hardt Criminal Justice Records Improvement Program grant to develop a roadmap to a solution. Together, the participants agreed that they were interested in re-engineering business processes to foster an improvement in warrant processing and data quality statewide. They initiated the Arizona Statewide Arrest Warrant Process (ASAWP) project, which continues to work to develop high-level functional requirements and an implementation plan for a statewide electronic arrest warrants system.
In July of 2013, the Scottsdale Police Department began entering all new misdemeanor warrants into the FBI National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) database. The department's goals were to increase office safety and warrant resolution and to improve the availability of records for firearms background checks.
|Entering All New Warrants into NCIC|
|The challenges and outcomes experienced by the Scottsdale Police Department when they began entering misdemeanor warrants into NCIC.|