Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $653,762)
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 Miami Police Department will be implementing a business practice to utilize crime gun intelligence. It will hire a NIBIN prosecutor, a paralegal, and a crime analyst to improve its investigations and prosecutions of gun crimes. It will also purchase a digital platform to assist in the tracking of NIBIN cases.