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New MTIBRS Repository Progress Updates

Thank you for continuing to submit your MTIBRS/NIBRS data during our move to the new MTIBRS repository. We have created this website to keep you up-to-date on our progress. The following table will give you the notices that have been sent and our best estimates of what is to come. As always, please feel free to contact any of us.

Kathy Wilkins: 406-444-4298 – KWilkins@mt.gov
Kathy Ruppert: 406-444-2084 – Kathy.Ruppert@mt.gov
Dan Kayser: 406-444-3651 – Daniel.Kayser@mt.gov

What's Coming Up:

Topic
Date
More Information
NIEM/XML IEPD published
7/2020
8/2020 9/2020
The specifications for the new XML file IEPD will be published.  All agencies and vendors will be notified, and the link will be published here.
If funded, notice of award amounts and process
10/2020
If NCHIP funding is received, agencies will be notified of their award amounts. Agencies and their vendors can begin the transition to MTIBRS XML submissions.
LEAs move to XML
 
With or without NCHIP funding, agencies will be able to move to XML beginning in October. 
Final date for CSV submission
12/31/2021
The last day CSV file submission will be accepted.

 

Progress We've Made:

Topic
Date
More Information
Repository open for CSV file submissions
9/15/2020
Montana will test submissions to the FBI and open the new MTIBRS repository for CSV file submissions. The link to the new system will appear here.
New MTIBRS Repository training and demonstration


9/15/2020

 

Your agency will be able to submit your data through the New MTIBRS Repository beginning September 15th. We’ll have a kick off training September 15, 10 am – noon. This session will be recorded and available later that day if you are not able to attend.

Click here for the recorded training, PowerPoint slides, and error reports.
 
MT portal open for manual online MTIBRS entry

9/15/2020
The MTIBRS 2.0 repository online portal will be open to allow for manual entry of data meeting the newest NIBRS and Montana specific standards.  
Zuercher MTIBRS Repository Expires
1/8/2020
The former Zuercher MTIBRS repository was taken down due to a Windows 8 server issue. Monthly MTIBRS file submissions on hold until further notice.

Email notice of termination of former MTIBRS repository
New way to submit MTIBRS files temporarily – mbccdata@mt.gov
1/30/2020
Monthly MTIBRS files can be submitted to mbccdata@mt.gov until further notice.

Email notice of monthly MTIBRS file submissions.
MTIBRS XML Vendor Estimates
3/4/2020
Request for estimates from records management vendors for the conversion from CSV MTIBRS submissions to the new NIEM conformant XML file format.

Email request to vendors for XML grant estimates.
LEA responsibility for vendor estimate
3/11/2020
Clarification on the vendor estimates and local law enforcement agency responsibility. 

New MTIBRS repository vision.
Testing the new MTIBRS Optimum Repository for LEAs to submit CSV files online
3/4/2020
Testing the ability to import CSV files into the new repository and verifying the new repository accurately identifies error based on NIBRS and Montana specific requirements. Previously submitted 2019 agency data files were used for testing.
Grant submitted
4/14/2020
Montana National Criminal History Improvement Program Grant Submitted. The grant requested $1.4 million in funds to assist local agencies to convert from CSV to XML and to include data improvements. Funding will be announced in September 2020.
NIBRS Training Save the Date Notice
6/8/2020
Email notice to all law enforcement contact regarding the July NIBRS training.

Click here to view the email.
NCHIP 2020 Grant Received
6/8/2020
Montana received notice of partial funding of our 2020 NCHIP application to fund records management conversion from CSV to XML file format. Funds will not be available until October, however vendors will be contacted in the next two weeks to discuss time frames.

Email sent to all agencies, vendors and partners.
MTIBRS Training
7/2020

July 20, 21, 23 & 24
 
Greg Swanson, the FBI NIBRS Trainer, will provide online MTIBRS Training in Montana due to social distancing. The training will include record management vendors as well. The trainings will focus on the Montana relevant MTIBRS issues and how each vendor will modify their records management systems to meet the new Montana standards when moving to XML. Each of the sessions will cover different topics and everyone is welcome to attend all four sessions.

Click here for dates, times, and agenda topics

2020 MTIBRS Changes in a Nutshell

Training Interviews with Criminal Justice Partners for the 2020 MTIBRS Updates

Questions and Answers
 

 



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