National Crime & Criminal Information System

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Preliminary Project Plan
For the
National Crime Information System Project

Group Members

Asebe Jeware
Bereka Yesuf
Betreab Solomon
Fantaye Kumssa
Hijira Seid
Tadesse Aregawi
Tilaye Teshome

Table of Contents

1Executive Summary3

2Project Scope6

3Expected Benefits8

4Preliminary Project Timeline9

5Preliminary Staffing Requirements10

6Preliminary Risk Assessment11

7Preliminary Assumptions12

8Preliminary Budget13

9This Project And Its Impact On Or By Other Projects14

10This Project And Its Impact On Or By Existing Systems15

11This Project And Its Impact On Or By Existing Infrastructure16

12Recommendations / Next Steps17

13Appendices18

Executive Summary

The National Crime Information System (NCIS) will be the country’s central database for tracking crime-related information. The project would act as a computerized index of crime and criminal justice information (i.e. - criminal record history information, fugitives, stolen properties, wanted and missing persons) and will be available to Federal Police, Regional state Police commissions, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Federal Prison Administration, Authorized law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice organizations and it will be operational 24 hours a day. The purpose for maintaining the NCIS is to provide a computerized database for ready access by the Federal Police making an inquiry and for prompt disclosure of information in the system from other criminal justice agencies about crimes and criminals. This information assists authorized agencies in criminal justice and related law enforcement objectives, such as apprehending fugitives, locating missing persons, locating and returning stolen property, generating statistical data on crimes and criminals as well as in the protection of the law enforcement officers encountering the individuals described in the system. The project would be involved in eliciting the requirements from Federal Police, Regional State Polices, Ministry of Justice and Other Stakeholders, understanding those requirements and developing a prototype of the application that we have planned to build. The NCIS project will be completed in two years. We plan to achieve maximum automation of crime Investigation process and try to minimize the manual intervention. The system will have a common database in which authorized officers can easily find crime and criminal information anywhere in the country.

Background

Ethiopia has an administrative structure of federal system in which states forming the federation govern themselves through their own legislative, judiciary and executive organs. There are nine regional states and two city administrative councils that form the Government. This necessitates a high degree of coordination among the Federal Government, states and other institutions towards achieving national objectives. The Federal Police which is one of the major law enforcement bodies is expected to play a pivotal role in the administration of Crime Prevention and Investigation. However, the absence of a well organized National Crime Information system has remained a major challenge to the Organizations in Criminal Justice to carryout their duties and responsibilities successfully. This reality makes it mandatory to create and develop a well defined and systematized crime data collection method and the establishment of a sustainable Crime Information System that would be used as inexhaustible source of data/information for purposes of crime prevention, criminal investigation, policy formulation etc. Scope (X months or years in duration)

The Project will introduce a new Information System; with the following features: • It records and manages the national crimes and criminals information. • Manages and Records missing, wanted persons and fugitives. • Locating stolen properties and missing persons.

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