Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $1,000,000)
The National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), will support multi-disciplinary teams to identify perpetrators, connect criminal activity, sources of crime guns for immediate disruption, investigation, and prosecution. The focus of this effort is to create and sustain Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGIC) in two jurisdictions that will produce timely and actionable information focusing the efforts of its partners including police, prosecutors, and forensic experts on identifying criminal activity and perpetrators. The goal is to implement a comprehensive and holistic model to address precipitous increases in crime through the reduction of gun crime and illegal firearm possession.
The Milwaukee Police Department, serving as the fiscal agent for the city of Milwaukee, will use the grant funds to enhance and improve operations within their current Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC). The grantee proposes to increase the processing of all crime guns to 100 percent through hiring a dedicated CGIC forensic technician, enhancing the CGIC NIBIN shoot-room, training CGIC crime analysts, and implementing focused deterrence efforts where potential crime gun offenders are concerned. The goals of the project are to build the capacity to identify perpetrators, repeat offenders, connect crimes, as well increase convictions and reduce the overall rate of gun related crimes. CA/NCF