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Crime Gun Intelligence Center Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $700,000)

The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative, administered by BJA in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a competitive grant program that provides funding to state and local government entities that are experiencing precipitous increases in gun-related violent crime. The purpose of this initiative is to support local and tribal jurisdictionsÂ’ capacity to work with their ATF partners to utilize intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify firearms used unlawfully and their sources, and effectively prosecute perpetrators engaged in violent crime.

The Chattanooga Police Department will be implementing a business practice to utilize crime gun intelligence. It will purchase Penlink software, a license plate reader, bullet trap, a K9 vehicle, and a NIBIN investigation vehicle to improve its intelligence and prosecution of gun crime cases. It will also be contracting with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the University of Arkansas to assist with the tracking and analysis of gun crimes. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020