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Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $500,000)

Under BJA’s FY23 National PSP Capacity Building Grant
Program, the Wichita, Kansas, Police Department (WPD) is
seeking $500,000 to implement the Wichita Real Time
Crime Center (Phase I) Project. Federal funding is requested
to establish a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). The goal of
this project is to support technology enhancements aligned
with organizational strategic priorities and assessment
recommendations to further enhance WPD’s capacity to
combat violent crime.
The objectives of this proposal are as follows: (1) Establish
a new program to prevent and respond to crime, especially
violent crime, by addressing the PSP Technology
Assessment recommendations, specifically the Real Time
Crime Center and Crime Analysis/Support
recommendations. (2) Invest in technology to support the
analysis of intelligence and data in innovative ways that
enable identification of criminal case leads and violent
criminal activity, focusing resources on people and places
associated with high concentrations of crime. (3) Continue
enhancing training for crime analysts to support violent
crime reduction.
Wichita’s RTCC (Phase I) Project intends to launch a
comprehensive crime intelligence initiative through this
project. Phase I will establish a basic, operationally
functional RTCC in the WPD with existing officers,
analysts, and staff. Phase II will be completed in 2 years in
coordination with Wichita State University (WSU) by
leveraging multiple funding sources in a complementary
manner to integrate the RTCC with the WSU Innovation
Campus and fully integrate the function with Wichita’s
Regional Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC), the
National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
firearms tracking and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) NIBIN Enforcement
Support System (NESS), and WPD’s Law Enforcement
Training Center. The WPD serves the City of Wichita, but
the RTCC will serve all of Sedgwick County, extending
regionally as an information and intelligence source. This is
an excellent opportunity to give the citizens of Wichita a
state-of-the-art crime center at a relatively low cost due to
the existing relationships and partnerships.

Date Created: September 27, 2023