CGIC

Templates

The National Policing Institute and its partners through its National Resource and Technical Assistance Center (NRTAC) for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations initiative have developed a series of templates on key local CGIC documents relevant to the development and activities of the local CGIC. These templates were designed and developed by retired ATF and prosecutor subject matter exerts, based off of existing local CGIC materials already in use by high-performing local CGICs across the country. These include a sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with all CGIC partners, firearm recovery form, NIBN lead packet, and gunshot detection door hanger.

These templates are for other local CGICs seeking guidance on the above topic areas and can be modified to fit specific agency needs. Templates are “fillable” PDF documents, allowing sites to input their site-specific information around the language in the template.

ATF Best Practices Guide

In 2020, the ATF’s National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board released a Crime Gun Intelligence Best Practices Handbook for implementing a crime gun intelligence program as part of a comprehensive violent crime strategy. To access this resource, click HERE.

NIBIN Lead Investigative Checklist

The National Policing Institute and its partners through its National Resource and Technical Assistance Center (NRTAC) for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations initiative have developed a series of templates on key local CGIC documents relevant to the development and activities of the local CGIC. These templates were designed and developed by retired ATF and prosecutor subject matter exerts, based off of existing local CGIC materials already in use by high-performing local CGICs across the country. These include a sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with all CGIC partners, firearm recovery form, NIBN lead packet, and gunshot detection door hanger.

These templates are for other local CGICs seeking guidance on the above topic areas and can be modified to fit specific agency needs. Templates are “fillable” PDF documents, allowing sites to input their site-specific information around the language in the template.

Articles and Publications

Evaluation of the Tulsa Crime Gun Intelligence Center (PDF)

Evaluation of the Phoenix Crime Gun Intelligence Center (PDF)

NIBIN Technician Job Posting Example (PDF)

CGIC Analyst Job Posting Example (PDF)

Focus on Gun Violence: An Evaluation of Denver's CGIC and RAVEN Programs (PDF)

Evaluation of the Kansas City Crime Gun Intelligence Center (PDF)

An Evaluation of Crime Gun Intelligence Center Improvements Implemented in Washington, DC, 2016-2019 (PDF)

Evaluating the Los Angeles Police Department's Crime Gun Intelligence Center (PDF)

Implementing Gunshot Detection Technology: Recommendations for Law Enforcement and Municipal Partners (PDF)

Evaluation of Milwaukee Police Department's Crime Gun Intelligence Center (PDF)

Crime Gun Intelligence Center Practices: Lessons Learned from the Field (PDF)

2018 National Threat Picture (PDF)

Effective Business Practices for Utilizing Your ATF CGIC (PDF)

5 Things to Know About CGICs, National Policing Institute (PDF)

ATF's Police Officer's Guide to Recovered Firearms (App)

Denver CGIC:Locked on Target, White & Franey (PDF)

District of Colorado FY14 Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative (Webpage)

Prosecuting Firearms Offenses: ATF Crime Gun Intelligence Centers, Walsh & Franey (PDF)

The "Crime Gun Intelligence Center" Model, PERF (PDF)

Forensic scientists help Las Vegas detectives link impounded guns to unsolved crimes, Las Vegas Review Journal (Article)

Strategic Planning Resources, BJA (Webpage)

DNA off Spent Shell Casings a Matter of Getting in the Nooks and Crannies, Forensic Mag (PDF)

Denver Crime Gun Intelligence Center — About the CGIC program in Denver, CO.

PPT Presentations

Forensic-Led Policing, Denver Crime Lab (PPT presentation)