Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $699,994)
Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative
FY 2021 Competitive Grant
The Cincinnati Police Department of Cincinnati, Ohio, in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office, Hamilton County Probation, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and the University of Cincinnati, seeks grant assisted funding to enhance its initiative to locate the areas of chronic, sustained and active gun violence, including those areas which have been impacted by the precipitous increase, and quickly exploit crime gun intelligence to target participants in violent crimes, including violent offenders, illegal possessors of firearms, firearms traffickers, and sources of crime guns on a regional scale.
The award of $700,000 in funding will be utilized to expand and support cross-beneficial partnerships that leverage each organization’s strengths to reduce the number of aggravated assaults and homicides and increase successful prosecutions of violent crime involving feloniously used firearms in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati’s Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) will utilize the grant funding to achieve the core goals of the project:
Enhance collaborative efforts.
Develop Crime Gun Intelligence Center business processes.
Improve effective investigations and prosecutions of violent crime.
Implement a comprehensive training program.
Collaborate with community partners in violent crime prevention strategies.
Improve response to gunfire events.
Improved collection of performance data.
Evaluate CGIC implementation and outcome.
The project design and implementation will address each core function individually as related to its purpose, goal, design and measurement of outcomes. Cincinnati aims to show a 5% decrease in aggravated assaults and homicides and a 5% increase in successful prosecutions as result of this project.
The funding will be utilized through the partnerships to provide comprehensive crime gun intelligence capabilities, provide training to 35 police officers who will be integrated into the CGIC response, provide community outreach, awareness of violent crime prevention strategies, and targeted training for key project staff. Research and evaluation are included in programming to guide and maximize impact.
The project focuses on activities that have been demonstrated effective in developing leads that identify armed violent offenders for investigation and prosecution. By taking this comprehensive approach to enhancing crime gun intelligence efforts, Cincinnati could assist strategic plans at the state level to further impact regional communities and the lives of those individuals, their families and all residents.