Gun Crime Investigative Cycle – Bridging the Gaps

Gun Crime Investigative Cycle – Bridging the Gaps
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded August 25, 2017
Unit 1 Presentation Materials: Gun Crime Investigative Cycle – Bridging the Gaps
Unit 2 Video: Gun Crime Investigative Cycle – Bridging the Gaps
Unit 3 Webinar Notes: Gun Crime Investigative Cycle – Bridging the Gaps

Gun-crime violence is prevalent not only in the US, but all across the world. With the number of such cases and even more recovered guns, cases, and bullets from crime scenes, the existence of a system that can methodically capture and process information as NIBIN enables law enforcement agencies to generate leads more efficiently than ever before.

This webinar is sponsored by Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology and is the 4th installment in a webinar series that deals with gun crime investigation and intelligence. Resource speaker Brandon Huntley, Darrel Smith and Paul Neudigate share their experience with gun crime intelligence and investigation and how NIBIN allowed them to resolve cases in a more timely and effective manner, and as a result, safeguard the community.

Brandon Huntley of Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology provides an overview of Crime Gun Intelligence, its components, inclusions, and methodologies. Darrel Smith and

Paul Neudigate then provides their respective localities’ initiatives to create their respective gun-crime violence strategies.


Specific areas discussed on this webinar include:

  • Background information about this webinar’s sponsor Ultra Electronic Forensic Technology, the service that they provide, and the timeline of the webinar series and its upcoming installments.
  • Definition of terminologies used throughout the webinar
  • The Two main components and other factors that are likewise considered in gun crime intelligence.
  • The three elements of the gun crime investigation traffic flow, and bridging the gaps within the traffic flow through handoffs and handshakes between agencies and individuals.
  • The critical steps for a successful NIBIN and crime gun intelligence strategy.
  • The Gun Crime Investigative Cycle applied by the Phoenix Police Department including:
    • A breakdown of the Phoenix Police Department NIBIN Program’s staff and involved agencies, their expected responsibilities of the Phoenix PD NIBIN Program.
    • The sites of NIBIN machines and the benefits gained by maximizing NIBIN.
  • The Crime Gun Intelligence Workflow utilized by the Phoenix Police Departments through:
    • Responding to and collecting data
    • Extracting and analyzing data
    • Pursuing, apprehending and convicting
  • The importance of conducting feedback loops to keep everyone involved updated.
  • Samples of documents, leads, and correlations that the Phoenix PD NIBIN Program are able to produce and work with.
  • A brief history of Cincinnati’s past anti-gun crime violence model including the lessons learned and issues encountered implementing them.
  • Cincinnati PD’s initiatives to create a more effective program based on the crime triangle that takes into consideration the offender, the community and location, and the victims.
  • The different agencies and resources that are leveraged for the success of the gun crime violence program.
  • The results and statistics of creating a comprehensive program and how it affected their reliance on technology.
  • How systems like NIBIN and ShotSpotter served as game changers on how they handle their regions’ gun crime initiatives.
  • A case study of the Queen City Tower where NIBIN and ShotSpotter helped immensely in generating leads which resulted to them acquiring their own NIBIN machine.
  • The results of utilizing NIBIN for the Cincinnati PD as:
    • Comprehesive Collection/Investigation
    • Timeliness
    • Follow-ups
    • Feedback loops
  • The ways that NIBIN bridged the gaps in timeliness and comprehensiveness of data and evidence gathering and investigation, and follow up procedures.
  • How NIBIN helped the law enforcement agencies to convict, resolve cases, prevent further shootings and reduce overall crime rate in their agencies/regions.
  • The limitations of the strategies employed by the agency/region.
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