Administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative (CGIC) provides funding to state, local, and tribal government entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun-related violent crime.
CGIC's purpose is to support local and tribal jurisdictions' capacities to work with their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify unlawfully used firearms and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime.
CGICs require intensive, ongoing collaboration among ATF, the local police department, the local crime laboratory, probation and parole, local police gang units, prosecuting attorneys, the U.S. Attorney's Office, crime analysts, community groups, and academic organizations to focus on the immediate collection, management, and analysis of crime gun evidence, such as shell casings and test fires of unlawfully used firearms recovered in real time, to identify criminal shooters, disrupt criminal activity, and prevent future violence. This collaboration includes the use of both ATF's eTrace, run by the National Tracing Center, and ATF's National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN), and, if available, the NIBIN National Correlation Center (NNCTC).
BJA has awarded grant funding to 46 sites that proposed to replicate the ATF Governing Board’s CGIC best practices in their jurisdictions. The sites, selected with input and coordination from the ATF, are:
|Albuquerque, NM||Aurora, CO||Baltimore, MD||Bridgeport, CT|
|Broward County, FL||Charlotte, NC||Chattanooga, TN||Chicago, IL|
|Cincinnati, OH||Columbia, SC||Connecticut||Cuyahoga County, OH|
|Detroit, MI||East Baton Rouge, LA||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Harris County, TX|
|Henderson, NC||Houston, TX||Indianapolis, IN||Jackson, MS|
|Kansas City, KS||Kansas City, MO||Little Rock, AR||Los Angeles, CA|
|Louisville, KY||Memphis, TN||Miami, FL||Milwaukee, WI|
|Myrtle Beach, SC||Newark, NJ||New Haven, CT||Oakland, CA|
|Palm Beach, FL||Paterson, NJ||Phoenix, AZ||Saint Paul, MN|
|San Francisco, CA||Santa Clara County, CA||Stockton, CA||Tampa, FL|
|Toledo, OH||Tulsa, OK||Washington, D.C.||Wichita, KS|
|Wilmington, DE||Winston-Salem, NC|
CGIC Work Flow
See the CGIC Successes section of the National Crime Gun Intelligence Center website for program success stories.
Additional resources and information can be found on the National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative website.