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LRPD Gun Crimes Intelligence Unit

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $479,342)

The FY 2017 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime is designed to enable strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies and with identified partnerships to address specific local or regional crime problems. This program is funded under the "reserved funds" section (42 U.S.C. section 3756(b)(1)) of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The "reserved funds" section provides that up to 5 percent of the funds available to carry out the JAG Program may be granted for one or more of the purposed specified at 42 U.S.C. section 3751 upon a determination that such a grant is necessary ‘to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime. 42 U.S.C. section 3756(b)(1).

The Little Rock Police Department and its partners will implement a gun crimes intelligence unit to complete 6 goals:
Goal 1: Reduce violent gun crimes in Little Rock, with a focus shootings in historical hotspots.
Goal 2: Increase the production of timely, actionable intelligence that links gun crimes and those involved.
Goal 3: Improve the collaborative effort among the criminal justice agencies involved in the arrest and prosecution of violent gun crimes.
Goal 4: Utilize social network analysis to develop focused deterrence to prevent gun crimes.
Goal 5: Improve communication and collaboration among patrol officers and detectives through expanded database access.
Goal 6: Evaluate the effectiveness of the GCIU with an academic research partner.

Date Created: September 26, 2017