Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $699,994)
KCKPD CGIC | Proposal Abstract
Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative FY 2022
The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) proposes to establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) to serve the mission of curbing gun violence in the Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) community. The firearm-related case rate within the city has increased at the alarming rate of 79.35% since 2016. KCKPD seeks to gain the technological and human resources afforded by the future CGIC to expand currently limited resources and provide more tools to hold violent gun offenders accountable and ultimately reduce gun violence in KCK.
Through the utilization of new technology to swiftly identify unlawfully used firearms and their sources, and the establishment of a CGIC working group comprised of numerous partner agencies and full support of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the CGIC will support the speedy and effective prosecution of perpetrators engaged in violent crime. The creation of a dedicated CGIC will improve the current segmented workflow and create readily available data that can be easily accessed by all members of the working group. New technology that would be funded through this award includes gunshot detection systems, automated license plate reader cameras, and other fixed cameras.
The CGIC will serve the entire jurisdiction to advance the current work being done to promote civil rights and racial equity, increase access to justice, support crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthen community safety and result in built trust between law enforcement and the community.