Agencies dream of the resources seen on TV crime shows: the latest technology, gleaming, newly-built workspaces, and not a backlog in sight.
But building a crime gun intelligence initiative doesn’t mean new buildings. And it doesn’t have to mean breaking your departmental budget.
Rather, establishing a crime gun initiative is more about the program: identifying the proper balance of people, processes and technology agencies need to address the critical components of any investigation:
- Comprehensive Collection
- Timeliness (providing leads to investigators within 24 – 72 hours of a firearm-related offense)
- Investigative Follow-Up
But such an initiative also involves a well-coordinated team – the investigators, forensic experts, and prosecutors – who manage the handoffs/exchanges of data and information required, such as:
- Responding & Collecting Information and Evidence
- Extracting & Analyzing the Information and Evidence
- Pursuing Information/Evidence & Apprehending Suspects
So where does a law enforcement agency begin to develop a crime gun intelligence initiative?
Fortunately, we have some experts who can help you get started!
Join international firearms expert Ron Nichols, Chief Pamela Hofsass of the Forensic Services Division of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, and Captain David Salazar of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Intelligence Fusion Center for this free, sponsored workshop brought to the JCH community by Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology.
During this webinar you will learn:
- How the right mix of people, processes, and technology impacts an investigation,
- To identify the “gaps” in the investigative team and how to manage those gaps effectively,
- The steps involved in developing a crime gun intelligence initiative, and
- The best practices from lab and law enforcement personnel (local, county, federal).
Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology is a leader in forensic analysis providing innovative and effective solutions like its unique technology: the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS®). IBIS is designed to find the “needle in the haystack” by discovering matches between pairs of spent bullets and cartridge cases at speeds well beyond human capacity. Forensic Technology helps experts obtain timely information so they can make society a safer place.