This program enhances the overall efficiency, accuracy, and timely accessibility
to criminal history records and data for criminal justice practitioners at local,
county and state levels. This area is supported through National Criminal History
Improvement Program (NCHIP) and Criminal Justice Records Improvement Program (CJRIP)
grants and works with stakeholders to assess, determine and develop implementation
strategies for criminal history record improvement throughout the state. This program
area also oversees the forensic crime laboratory and jail enhancement projects.
Mandatory Fingerprint Compliance (Mandatory Fingerprint Process Flow Chart)
Any person arrested for a DUI, domestic violence, or sexual offenses designated in A.R.S. § 41-1750 must provide the arresting agency with a single fingerprint to
be eligible to be cited and released. The mandatory compliance fingerprint form provided by law enforcement informs the defendant he/she must provide law enforcement
with a full set of ten-print fingerprints prior to appearing in court (Mandatory Fingerprint Compliance Template).
A best practice was developed (Best Practice Recommended Process HB2449)
to provide business procedures that agencies may adopt for implementation of the single print requirement. Agencies may need to customize the template or
procedure documents to meet the needs of their local jurisdictions.
In order to assess the new legislation's impact, the ACJC Statistical Analysis Center has compiled data from a sample of state law enforcement agencies regarding
the new A.R.S. §13-3903.C mandatory fingerprint compliance form requirement. Click here to view the most recent data available.
Forensic Crime Laboratory Grant Program
This program is dedicated to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of full service
crime laboratories and medical examiner offices in Arizona. State and federal funding
is allocated through multiple grant programs to address DNA backlogs, laboratory
capacity building needs, and advance Arizona toward collaborative efforts in implementation
of a State Laboratory Strategic Plan.
Use this information to locate the appropriate project manager to address specific
questions about ACJC programs . . .