Handbook for Acquiring a Records Management System (RMS) That is Compatible with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) [open pdf - 5MB]
"This handbook has been developed under the sponsorship of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). It provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidance to local law enforcement agencies that are, or are considering, implementing an automated incident-based Records Management System (RMS) that is compatible and compliant with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). This handbook provides instructions on how to prepare for and conduct a system acquisition and prepare the agency for conversion to the new system and to NIBRS. It includes lessons learned from other agencies and from vendors and presents relevant templates and examples. The goal of this publication is to take the guesswork out of purchasing a NIBRS-compliant RMS."
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): http://www.fbi.gov/