Mr. Bob Stevenson, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police; Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director, Michigan State Police; and Mr. Terry Jungel, Executive Director, Michigan Sheriffs' Association
Competitive Grant Assistance Program Applications

The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has been awarded $500,000 as part of a 2013 Competitive Grant Assistance Program, for programming to allow local law enforcement agencies to submit their records to the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) program hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   The Michigan State Police (MSP) will be working with the SCSO to coordinate the vendor services required to connect law enforcement agencies.

The National Data Exchange (N-DEx) provides criminal justice agencies with a mechanism for sharing, searching, linking, and analyzing information across jurisdictional boundaries.  N-DEx is a national repository of criminal justice records submitted by agencies from around the nation and N-DEx uses those records to “connect the dots” among data on people, places, and things that may seem unrelated in order to link investigations and investigators.  N-DEx supplies free, secure, and immediate access to relevant information, enhances the criminal justice community’s ability to share that information in a timely manner, and provides analysis and collaboration tools to assist investigators working cases cooperatively with other agencies.

This grant will allow for technical assistance to law enforcement agencies to submit their records to N-DEx which must include narratives in order to receive grant monies.  This grant will not include any maintenance costs you may incur with your vendor.  Awards will be granted based on the following criteria:

To apply, please complete the application by April 15, 2014 and attach a quote from your vendor for programming the data submission.  All grant monies that are awarded must be expended by March 31, 2016. CORE Technologies has programmed the N-DEx submissions for numerous agencies within Michigan.  If your agency currently has a CORE Crime Information Database (CID), you may work through them or your Records Management vendor.  MSP has already received a quote from CORE for agencies wishing to submit to N-DEx. 

For questions, please contact Ms. Wendy Easterbrook, MSP Criminal Justice Information Center, at (517) 284-3326 or