The National Police Foundation, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations Project and the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative, and its partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will begin providing Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to new FY 2019 CGIC grantees in October.
CGICs represent an innovative and collaborative concept developed by ATF that identifies armed violent offenders for investigation and prosecution in order to reduce and prevent violent crime. CGIC operations include close collaboration among ATF, local police departments, local crime laboratories, probation and parole offices, prosecuting attorneys, crime analysts, and other partners. The goals of CGICs include:
- Decreasing gun crime incidents;
- Enhancing gun crime investigations, clearance rates and prosecutorial outcomes; and
- Increasing public trust in law enforcement through community engagement.
The National Police Foundation’s TTA services will include guides and checklists, technical briefings and trainings, and quick reaction assessments provided by violent crime experts. CGIC replication sites and other selected agency points of contact may request TTA by completing the Training and Technical Assistance Request Form at https://tinyurl.com/y4xsgvmw or by contacting the National Police Foundation at TTA@policefoundation.org or (202) 833-1460.