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Kansas City Gun Crime Intelligence Center

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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 Board of Police Commissioners - Kansas City Police Department seeks to enhance the current CGIC capabilities through a series of strategic organizational changes, formalized partnerships, increased staffing, and comprehensive data collection, evaluation, and sustainability plans. Proposed policy changes to streamline current processes for recovering spent casings and firearms, coupled with the hiring of an Inventory Specialist and Forensic Specialist II, will further an already progressive approach to crime gun analysis. KCPD will utilize the University of Missouri-Kansas City as their research partner, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation of the processes, products, outcomes, and efforts to reduce gun crimes. The goals of the project are to build the capacity to identify perpetrators, repeat offenders, and connect crimes, as well increase convictions and reduce the overall rate of gun related crimes.


Date Created: September 29, 2017