Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $299,988)
Through the Crime Gun Interdiction and Investigation project, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will enhance the efforts and ability of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to reduce the level of firearm related violent crime in our nation's communities, thereby reducing injury and death to our citizens and police officers. By participating in IACP's training and technical assistance, agencies responsible for the enforcement of firearms laws and the interdiction of crime guns will enhance their ability to recover crime guns and document those recoveries, leading to the successful prosecution of criminals and the identification and investigation of firearms trafficking activities.
The IACP will provide law enforcement leaders throughout the United States with information on all aspects of crime gun interdiction and gang abatement strategies primarily through participation in the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Anti-Gang training conferences. In partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and other federal and national PSN partners, the IACP will provide supplemental intensive firearms investigation training to law enforcement investigators and prosecutors from across the country on all aspects of gun crime investigation including recovery, identification, interviewing, case articulation, and testimony. Through various educational forums including regional symposia for investigators, patrol officers, and prosecutors as well as strategic planning sessions for executives, law enforcement officials will be provided with tools that will help their agencies enhance policies and strategies to develop and implement intelligence-led investigation and policing techniques to reduce gun and other forms of violent crime committed by gangs and criminal gunmen in their communities.