Sustainable Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies Require Policy Driven Tactics

Sustainable Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies Require Policy Driven Tactics
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1Resources
Recorded on: 2019-08-06
Unit 1Slide Deck: Sustainable Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies
Unit 2Workbook: Sustainable Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies Require Policy Driven Tactics
Unit 3Recording: Sustainable Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies Require Policy Driven Tactics

Whether implementing a regional or agency-wide preventive crime gun strategy, the establishment of formal policies is a critical factor that must be addressed.  These policies can be wide ranging in scope affecting entire local, regional or national populations, and they can

Dealing with gun crimes used to be solely a law enforcement issue. But recently, developing a crime gun intelligence strategy and policy requires the collaboration between different stakeholders who are all involved and committed to keeping our communities safe. The process of doing so may seem tedious if to start from scratch. Fortunately, there is no need to reinvent the wheel with a multitude of resources to serve as a guide in implementing one.

To talk about the process of developing a formal program with policies and procedures are Pete Gagliardi and Michael Eberhardt. Pete has more than four decades of experience in law enforcement specifically crime guns and investigations. He is currently the Principal Officer of Triple Barrel Strategies, an organization that provides support in developing sustainable solutions for government agencies to address gun violence. Michael is a National Crime Gun Intelligence Strategist with more than 2 decades worth of experience working with the ATF in different roles.

Some of the things they delve into on this webinar include:

  • The basics of Gun Crime Intelligence (CGI), its different types of Crime Gun that must be processed thoroughly, analyzed and integrated to build strong leads and cases.
  • The three elements that must be balanced to ensure timeliness and sustainability of a program.
    • The people from different department/agencies/jurisdictions who will be working together.
    • The processes that adhere to policies and ensure accountability.
    • The different technologies utilized by the people during the processes.
  • The two most common ways people are called and made to collaborate.
    • Identifying handshakes and policies.
    • The reason why policies is preferred over handshakes a way to manage collaborations.
  • What Big P and Small P policies are, the significance and scope of each, and how it can drive actions and changes if properly adhered to.
  • The International Association of Chief of Police’s (IACP) efforts in providing agencies support in developing policies and implementing strategies.
    • The 2012 Resolution that provided a basic guideline of what must be deliberated when building a CGI strategy .
    • The 2018 Model Policy that tackles the end-to-end procedure of investigation and CGI.
    • The 2018 Resolution that encourages law enforcement agencies to develop their own comprehensive CGI strategies based on available resources.
  • Developing policies by first understanding the basics of policies and policy-making.
    • How policies are typically designed to address standard operating procedures, internal and external environment changes, and respond to a specific objective.
    • How communication, accountability, and culture can determine the success of the rollout and implementation of a policy.
  • Creating your own CGI policy by taking into account:
    • The interdependence between disciplines and jurisdictions.
    • The specific objectives as laid out through the NIBIN Minimum Required Operating Standards (MROS).
  • The state of today’s CGI, it’s importance and the challenge on implementation of drafted policy.
  • Inquiries raised during the Q&A are about:
    • The ATF Correlation Center in Huntsville
    • Lack of trust with NIBIN technology.
    • Funding concerns in implementing a new/improved crime gun intelligence policy/strategy.
    • Whether ATF Correlation Centers comply with NIBIN MROS.
    • Integrating a communications policy in the CGI policy.


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.

Audience Comments:

  • “It is amazing how policy and modern-day technology have evolved relative to the collection of firearm evidence and data collection.” — Dwight
  • “The most valuable thing I learned from this webinar is the importance of implementing a policy to fight gun crime. I also learned about the need for a combination of teamwork, policy-driven tactics, and technology when gathering crime gun intelligence. Overall, the webinar was very informative.” — Antoinette
  • “Information to take to my superiors in support of my requests for more personnel.” — Katharine
  • Both speakers were very informative…”- Sherry



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