Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $383,070)
The Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Program is funded under the statutory set aside for precipitous increase in crime (42 U.S.C. § 3756h) and the
economic, high technology, and internet crime prevention fund (Pub. L. No. 113-235, 128 Stat 2130, 2192). The TIPS program is designed to address the fact that
while many jurisdictions are making significant progress implementing justice information-sharing solutions to address critical gaps in coordinating crime
prevention across organizations and jurisdictions, there remain significant challenges in responding to all threats to public safety, especially violent crime and
homicide. Funding under TIPS is provided to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in enhancing their information-sharing capacity through the use of
innovative technological solutions such that they may more effectively address disproportionate and precipitous increases in crime.
The State of Maryland will implement an automated gunshot detection technology system to work in consort with Baltimores existing CitiWatch Closed Circuit Television camera network to improve investigation of gun-related crimes. CA/NCF