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2022 Connecticut Crime Gun Intelligence Center

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-01751-JAGP
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$700,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $700,000)

Purpose of the project - The project’s purpose is to develop a statewide CGIC in the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). This CGIC will be a collaboration of the Connecticut State Police (CSP), Gun Tracing Task Force (GTTF), CSP Watch Center, and the Division of Scientific Services (DSS). The Watch Center is an investigative intelligence gathering Unit in the CSP dedicated to gun crimes and works closely with the GTTF, FBI, ATF, and the major city police departments in the State of Connecticut. The DSS is the state’s forensic laboratory that has three NIBIN Acquisition Units - two of which are available to all law enforcement agencies 24/7. DSS works closely with all the law enforcement agencies in the State of Connecticut including Federal agencies, the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney’s (OCSA), and the Department of Criminal Justice’s State’s Attorneys.

 

Primary activities - The primary activity of this project is to provide law enforcement agencies in this State with pertinent forensic information associated with NIBIN leads. Currently, NIBIN leads are disseminated to all the agencies to which a gun crime is associated. The CGIC will  communicate forensic results to all the agencies involved, that incorporates information from CODIS (DNA database), AFIS (fingerprint database), drug, electronic evidence analysis and other forensic evidence related to all associated cases that were established by the original NIBIN lead. In addition, DSS will incorporate eTrace information for all guns submitted to the laboratory for NIBIN entry. Currently, over 50% of guns submitted have not had an eTrace conducted. The funding will be used to create an interface between law enforcement record management systems and the DSS laboratory information management system to share data. Additionally, a Research Analyst will be funded to work cohesively between DSS and the OCSA to collate the intelligence data from the Watch Center/DSS to the State’s Attorney’s Office linking the information to dockets for individuals being prosecuted for gun crimes.

 

Expected outcomes, service area, and intended beneficiaries - A statewide sharing of NIBIN- driven intelligence that improves collaboration between jurisdictions through investigative information which includes forensic data and eTrace information. This intelligence will be disseminated through the CSP Watch Center and the Research Analyst to enhance investigations leading to more  prosecutions therefore reducing the number of gun crimes in Connecticut.

Purpose of the project - The project’s purpose is to develop a statewide CGIC in the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). This CGIC will be a collaboration of the Connecticut State Police (CSP), Gun Tracing Task Force (GTTF), CSP Watch Center, and the Division of Scientific Services (DSS). The Watch Center is an investigative intelligence gathering Unit in the CSP dedicated to gun crimes and works closely with the GTTF, FBI, ATF, and the major city police departments in the State of Connecticut. The DSS is the state’s forensic laboratory that has three NIBIN Acquisition Units - two of which are available to all law enforcement agencies 24/7. DSS works closely with all the law enforcement agencies in the State of Connecticut including Federal agencies, the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney’s (OCSA), and the Department of Criminal Justice’s State’s Attorneys.

 

Primary activities - The primary activity of this project is to provide law enforcement agencies in this State with pertinent forensic information associated with NIBIN leads. Currently, NIBIN leads are disseminated to all the agencies to which a gun crime is associated. The CGIC will  communicate forensic results to all the agencies involved, that incorporates information from CODIS (DNA database), AFIS (fingerprint database), drug, electronic evidence analysis and other forensic evidence related to all associated cases that were established by the original NIBIN lead. In addition, DSS will incorporate eTrace information for all guns submitted to the laboratory for NIBIN entry. Currently, over 50% of guns submitted have not had an eTrace conducted. The funding will be used to create an interface between law enforcement record management systems and the DSS laboratory information management system to share data. Additionally, a Research Analyst will be funded to work cohesively between DSS and the OCSA to collate the intelligence data from the Watch Center/DSS to the State’s Attorney’s Office linking the information to dockets for individuals being prosecuted for gun crimes.

 

Expected outcomes, service area, and intended beneficiaries - A statewide sharing of NIBIN- driven intelligence that improves collaboration between jurisdictions through investigative information which includes forensic data and eTrace information. This intelligence will be disseminated through the CSP Watch Center and the Research Analyst to enhance investigations leading to more  prosecutions therefore reducing the number of gun crimes in Connecticut.

Date Created: September 27, 2022