Partner Webinar: Working at the Speed of Crime: Evidence Screening in Support of NIBIN

Partner Webinar: Working at the Speed of Crime: Evidence Screening in Support of NIBIN
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1Module 1
Recorded on: 2022-05-24
Unit 1Presentation Materials: Working at the Speed of Crime
Unit 2Recording: Working at the Speed of Crime

Any effective Crime Gun Intelligence Program relies on the expeditious processing of firearms-related evidence to achieve the goal of intelligence lead, firearms-based investigations.  The possible intelligence gained through National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Leads loses its value the longer it takes to identify the associations and pass that information to investigators.  In NIBIN processing, TIMELINESS is crucial.  As law enforcement agencies across the country begin to establish their own NIBIN sites outside of the lab environment, many are faced with a recurring concern: how to implement a timely NIBIN process that coincides with the needs for DNA, latent prints, and further firearms processing by forensic scientists and still meets prosecutorial needs for later trials.  

This presentation will discuss the challenges we faced in making a department-wide cultural change in evidence handling and the partnerships required to implement new evidence screening and processing strategies in support of CGIC goals.



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Audience Comments

  • “Great presentation, Jessica. Thank you!” — Barbara
  • “I learned how CGIU was able to transition from a large backlog to minimal backlog after limiting unnecessary casework and trying to have a 2-Business Day turnaround time.” — Brandy
  • “I was impressed with the value of communicating with the legal team on the best way forward.” — Brian
  • “Much-needed information on evidence processing … very knowledgeable on firearm processing and NIBIN. thank you!” — Demetria
  • “I really enjoyed the entirety of the training, I have not had much training in this area and would like more.” — Russell
  • “The presenter did an excellent job. It shows in her work ethic.” — Robert
  • “Gleaning new techniques in the area of DNA collection from firearms.” — Edward
  • “That was a really good presentation.” 🙂 — Jennifer
  • “Our agency is still getting acquainted with NIBIN and we will definitely benefit from all of the insight and knowledge provided in this Webinar. It was wonderful.” — Kayla
  • “Jessica did a fantastic job! It was very interesting to see how other agencies handle the NIBIN 2-day entry turnaround. It was also interesting to see how they will swab the guns prior and to learn about their “clean shooting” techniques.” — Rachel
  • “What a successful CGIC looks like within a local PD.” — Samantha



A Partner Webinar is a sponsored webinar with an organization that provides products or services to the criminal justice industry.



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.



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