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!
During this course 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).