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Recognizing and Investigating Emerging Firearm Crime

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This presentation details firearm crime associated with personally made firearms (PMFs) and machine-gun conversion devices (MCDs).

Robert Thompson, a Crime Gun Intelligence Detail Detective with the City of Miami Police Department (MPD), has composed a 90‐minute overview of what these firearms and devices look like, how they function, and the current trends within the South Florida region. Detective Thompson will also discuss “red flag” behaviors concerning PMFs and MCDs, to include what to look for and how MPD extracts intelligence from these firearms though the combination of test fire, NIBIN, and Trace investigations. Additionally, Detective Thompson will discuss how this intelligence has created a targeted enforcement program designed to identify violent impact players.

Date Created: February 24, 2023