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Contact Information:
Jim Luebbers

email:    jfluebbers@dps.ohio.gov

phone:   (614) 644-6797

The Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System (OIBRS) is Ohio's version of the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). OIBRS is a voluntary reporting program in which Ohio law enforcement agencies can submit crime statistics directly to the state and federal government in an automated format. This process has replaced the UCR/Summary reporting process in many areas of the state. The OIBRS standard is suited to meet planning, resource allocation, and use for the state and local agencies. It also allows Ohio law enforcement agencies and policymakers to speak the same language in discussing and analyzing crime. Click HERE for more information on the FBI’s NIBRS program.

In 2017 the collection of law enforcement use of force incidents was added to the OIBRS data collection and specifications manual. Starting in January 2018 the OIBRS program began to receive use of force incidents electronically. The state’s OIBRS program will also electronically submit use of force incidents that meet the FBI’s criteria to their Use of Force Data Collection program. Click HERE for more information on the FBI’s Use of Force Data Collection program.

Along with processing monthly crime data and use of force data from Ohio law enforcement, training resources are available and OCJS assists agencies with automating their records and reporting process. Assistance is also provided to RMS software vendors who are seeking to obtain OIBRS Certification.