Solving gun crime isn’t as simple as what the public sees on TV. From CSI to Blue Bloods, solving gun crime is so simple: talk to a person who just happens to be readily available, find a well-placed clue … and 42 minutes later, the bad guy is in jail.
The “reality” of solving gun crimes, however, looks a little different.
Sometimes solving gun crimes can take years of connecting the dots across multiple jurisdictions, working with other agencies, and data gathering to finally bring perpetrators to justice and peace to the victims’ families and communities.
While not always easy, law enforcement agencies can make gun crime a priority by creating relationships and operational agreements throughout their region. While it won’t eliminate the work behind solving crime, this foundational effort can make the job easier for your officers and organizations to work together to get things done. By implementing the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Regional Crime Gun Processing Protocols and ensuring the TIMELY (24-48 hours) processing of firearm-related evidence into programs such as NIBIN and eTrace, investigators can be provided with intelligence and leads in days, rather than in weeks or months.
Join webinar presenters Dr. Bill King, Ron Nichols, and James Needles for this free, sponsored workshop brought to the JCH community by Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology. During this webinar, you will learn about:
- the processes and relevance of establishing policies that allow law enforcement agencies to work efficiently
- how to make the most, and build on of your organization’s people, process, and technologies
- how to add to your gun crime intelligence to improve your processes and support your people so that you solve more crime.
- how to develop policies so the protocols are followed, and therefore, sustainable.