How do you stop gun violence when it reaches a point that an innocent 13-year-old is gunned down while taking the trash out on Christmas Day? You do everything in your power, you marshal your forces, and you deploy them using a proven plan. Building a crime gun intelligence program requires a will to make changes and embrace innovations to address violent crimes in one’s jurisdiction. This webinar discusses how the New Jersey State Police adopted their crime gun intelligence initiative.
Lieutenant Colonel Ray Guidetti retired from the New Jersey State Police where he served as Deputy Superintendent of Investigations. After which, he worked for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as a Senior Policy Consultant. He is currently the Principal Officer of G2 Innovations LLC, an organization that provides leadership and strategic planning advancing law enforcement, public safety, and security solutions.
Topics tackled in this course include:
- The recent drastic increase of gun crimes observed and the potential causes for this.
- The cost of gun crimes and violence and what law enforcement organizations are expected to do to address this issue.
- A primer on NIBIN, and its major role in disrupting violent crime through comprehensive collection and entry, timely turnaround, investigative follow-up, and a feedback loop.
- The value of NIBIN in associating events and firearms, generating leads, and suppressing gun violence.
- How increased utilization of NIBIN results in more and challenging leads to process and analyze.
- The two types of NIBIN association that may be generated based on recovered shell casings and firearms in shooting incidents.
- What crime gun intelligence is and the rationale behind this capability.
- The keystone and cornerstones of a crime gun intelligence capability that help answer the questions in an investigation.
- The importance of contextual information in order to understand NIBIN information and put pieces together to solve gun crimes.
- A run-through of New Jersey’s gun crime intelligence initiative.
- The feedback that triggered the overhaul of the existing flawed NIBIN process.
- The efforts made to engage stakeholders and standardize and share information and practices across stakeholders.
- Advancing an approach that is driven by a shared purpose and with tactics tied to policy and protocol that encouraged creativity.
- Outreach, education, and communication efforts that ensured buy-in and allowed stakeholders to embrace change and innovation.
- Leveraging existing resources and information on gun crime and layering technology that makes precision policing possible.
- Lessons learned that highlight the importance of policy, processes, and people as well as context, technology, and leadership in advancing crime gun intelligence.
- The ultimate reasons to implement a crime gun intelligence capability which is to safeguard the community and prevent future crimes.
Questions raised by the webinar participants are on:
- Collecting data and follow-ups on shots fired incidents
- Performance metrics to use for CGICs.
- The existence of protocols and policies when it comes to processing ballistic evidence.
- The feedback loop in an established crime gun intelligence program.
- Sending ballistic information and sample despite a conviction.
- Systems used in New Jersey to collect and disseminate information to partners.
- Recommended turnaround time in a firearms laboratory.
Other Webinars in this Series
- Elevating Community Engagement and Relationships to Reduce Gun Violence
- Building a Crime Gun Intelligence Capability (this webinar)
- Nov 3: Maximizing NIBIN’s Potential in the Courtroom
- Dec 1: Forensic-Led Policing
- “Crime gun intelligence programs are not just about catching perpetrators but also about preventing future gun crimes- not just linking gun crimes but recognizing patterns, understanding the context so we can better prevent gun crimes.” — Malory
- “The most valuable thing I learned from this webinar is that there is an operational-tactical strategic plan for gun intelligence and the prevention of further shootings to protect the community.” — Marc
- “This webinar provided a structured approach to Crime Gun Intelligence. In my country, we have some of these already in place and this additional information will assist me to improve on what we have.” — Ameer
- “In general, the information received from the webinar was very informative for me as I worked in the Firearms Examiners Department, The information gather would assist me in my data collection.” — Rosette
- “As always the webinar has provided insight into what we may face in establishing our CGIC and also the benefits of doing so. I do believe other necessary stakeholders would benefit from knowing the value of CGICs and would buy in easier furnished with this knowledge.” — Ebony