Crime Gun Intelligence Project
The Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) is a recently established partnership between New England HIDTA and ATF. This effort seeks to identify weapons used in crimes of violence. Enforcement task forces are required to provide seized firearm information which is then forwarded to CGIC analysts for the purpose of developing case linkages and intelligence gathering.
The mission of this project is to close critical gaps in crime gun intelligence and drug intelligence. It focuses on supporting state and local law enforcement, as well as ATF and other federal law enforcement entities, to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most violent DTOs in their region and beyond.
CGICs are an interagency collaboration focused on the immediate collection, management, and analysis of crime gun evidence, such as shell casings, in real time, in an effort to identify shooters, disrupt criminal activity, and to prevent future violence. CGICs rely on an ongoing collaboration between the ATF, local police department, the local crime laboratory, probation and parole, local police gang units, prosecuting attorneys, U.S. Attorney’s Office, crime analysts, community groups, and academic organizations.