Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $700,000)
The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration 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-related violent crime. The purpose of this initiative is to support local and tribal jurisdictions capacity 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 New Haven Police Department will be implementing a business practice to utilize crime gun intelligence. It will hire two detectives as well as purchase equipment for those officers to improve their intelligence on crime gun cases. It will also purchase the Integrated Ballistics Identification System, NIBIN Cartridge Cases Acquisition and Triage package and other services and technologies to enhance investigations..