Upcoming KCJIS Information Sharing Value research study

We, in affiliation with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) invite you to participate in a web-based online survey. The survey is part of a research study whose purpose is to obtain your thoughts regarding your use of data sources accessed via the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS).

KCJIS is a system that connects data sources within a secure environment, supporting the electronic exchange of information for local, state national, and international criminal justice interests.

Your time is valuable to us. This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. You are being asked to participate in this study because your agency is involved in public safety in some way. The decision to participate in this research project is voluntary. You do not have to participate and you can refuse to answer any question. Your part in this study is anonymous.

There are no direct benefits to you for participating in the study and you will not be paid specifically for participating. However, your answers may help us to learn more about how to improve services to you and your agency in the future. The survey is designed as part of our efforts to better support Kansas criminal justice professionals, so your input is critically important to information sharing in the state.

If you have questions about this interview or the study then please feel free to contact one of us:

· Martin Dias, Research Team Leader (617) 373-4812 m.dias@northeastern.edu
· Joe Mandala, CIO of KBI, (785) 296-7724 joe.mandala@kbi.state.ks.us
· Heather Buller, Program Manager, KLETC (620) 694-1537 hbuller@kletc.org

The survey invitation will be sent to select participants on June 9. The survey will be given in two rounds – the first running to June 23.