Whether implementing a regional or agency-wide preventive crime gun strategy, the establishment of formal policies is a critical factor that must be addressed. These policies can be wide ranging in scope affecting entire local, regional or national populations, and they can be narrow in scope, affecting only a single organization. For example, at least three states now have laws mandating that all police agencies in the state utilize the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) when investigating firearm related crimes. On the other hand, absent a statutory requirement, a police agency may have its own internal policy to do the same while a neighboring agency may not.
However, merely developing policy is not enough – these policies must be adhered to in order to ensure success of the initiative. Therefore, polices must be routinely reviewed for performance and accountability purposes.
Fortunately, there are many resources to assist law enforcement and lab personnel to develop formal policies, beginning with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2012 Resolution on Regional Crime Gun Processing Protocols and the 2018 Resolution on Support for the Development of Comprehensive Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies, as well as their recently adopted Firearm Recovery Model Policy.
Led by IACP Firearms Committee Member Pete Gagliardi and retired ATF Chief, Firearms Operations Division Michael Eberhardt, this webinar will provide attendees with an in-depth discussion into the process of developing meaningful and sustainable crime gun intelligence policies, as well as strategies that have been implemented to ensure these policies are followed. The new ATF NIBIN Minimum Required Operating Standards (MROS) will be discussed and strategies for ensuring compliance will be shared.
This webinar is sponsored by Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology. 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. By registering for this event you hereby authorize the Justice Clearinghouse to share your registration information with our sponsor organization.
- “It is amazing how policy and modern-day technology have evolved relative to the collection of firearm evidence and data collection.” — Dwight
- “The most valuable thing I learned from this webinar is the importance of implementing a policy to fight gun crime. I also learned about the need for a combination of teamwork, policy-driven tactics, and technology when gathering crime gun intelligence. Overall, the webinar was very informative.” — Antoinette
- “Information to take to my superiors in support of my requests for more personnel.” — Katharine
- Both speakers were very informative…”- Sherry