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File #: 15-16983    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/29/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 12/13/2021 Final action: 12/13/2021
Title: U.S. Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2021 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Integration Initiative

Title

U.S. Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2021 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Integration Initiative

 

Action

Action:

Authorize the City Manager to accept a three-year Fiscal Year 2021 Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Integration Initiative Grant in the amount of $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

Body

Staff Resource(s):

Johnny Jennings, Police

Coerte Voorhees, Police

Ryan Butler, Police

 

Explanation

§                     The goal of this grant program is to address illegal firearm-related crime and forensics through the establishment of Crime Gun Intelligence Centers (CGIC).

§                     The grant will fund three full-time positions which include a Criminalist Firearms Examiner, an Assistant District Attorney, and a Data Analytics Specialist. 

§                     Funds will be used to provide the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) the ability to establish a CGIC to facilitate the immediate collection, management, and analysis of crime gun evidence by using intelligence, technology, and community engagement to swiftly identify unlawfully used firearms and help to make the community safer.  

§                     Additionally, funds will be used to support a program evaluation that will be conducted by an academic organization.

§                     According to grant parameters, the City must accept the grant award by January 7, 2022, to receive the funding.

§                     The grant is for a three-year term from October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2024.

§                     No matching contribution from the City is required.

 

Fiscal Note

Funding:  General Grants Fund