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Palm Beach County's Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Enhancement Strategy

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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 jurisdictions’ 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 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing a business practice to utilize crime gun intelligence. It will hire a CGIC investigator and CGIC prosecutor to improve its intelligence and prosecution of gun crime cases. It will also contract with Florida Atlantic University to assist with the tracking of NIBIN leads and a DNA lab to improve processing times. It is also developing a public campaign to increase community awareness of the program and reduce gun crime.

Date Created: October 22, 2020