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National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative

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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 Phoenix Police Department will use grant funds to enhance operations of the Phoenix Metro NIBIN program and to incorporate this program into a Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC). Data collected through the CGIC will be analyzed by Arizona State University, and will support future CGIC modifications and efforts. 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.


Date Created: September 29, 2017