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City of Albuquerque Crime Gun Intelligence Center (COA CGIC)

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $452,108)

The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration (CGIC) Initiative, administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a competitive grant program that provides funding to state and local government entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun crime to implement comprehensive and holistic models to reduce violent crime and the illegal use of firearms within their jurisdictions by enabling them to integrate with their local ATF CGIC. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage local jurisdictions to work with their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify firearms used unlawfully and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime. The CGIC Initiative is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. The PSN Suite comprises PSN, Strategies for Policing Innovation, Innovative Prosecution Solutions, CGIC Initiative, National Public Safety Partnerships, Technology Innovation for Public Safety, Encouraging Innovation: Field Initiated, Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction, and Community Based Violence Prevention Demonstration, and these initiatives will coordinate proactively with the PSN team in the respective district of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) to enhance collaboration and strengthen the commitment to reducing violent crime. Applicants must demonstrate this coordination with their USAO district PSN team in their submission.

The City of Albuquerque will use BJA funds to expand the CGIC program by adding additional calibers and all guns within 24-48 hours of collection. Additional plans include adding vital elements of a CGIC to include an Electronic Gunshot Detection System (EGDS) in year 2 of the project. With an EGDS, it will allow APD to collect more shell casings and locate offenders resulting in lower gun crimes.


Date Created: October 1, 2018