22 Police Agencies to Get Ballistics Equipment From DOJ

Shown is Integrated Ballistics Identification System, ballistics equipment.
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State and local agencies will receive ballistics equipment used by the ATF and get violent crime investigative leads within 48 hours.

WASHINGTON The Department of Justice announced last week that it is awarding new ballistics equipment to 22 state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide, according to All on Georgia.

The technology is also used by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as part of its National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), which compares images of recovered shell casings and firearms to help investigators identify shooters.

“By deploying equipment to these 22 law enforcement agencies, investigators will now receive investigative leads within 48 hours,” ATF Deputy Director Thomas Brandon said.

They will have new opportunities to disrupt the shooting cycle and make our communities safer.”

Sixteen agencies will receive NIBIN equipment for the first time: 

  1. Anchorage, Alaska, Police Department
  2. Aurora, Illinois, Police Department
  3. Berks County, Pennsylvania
  4. Charleston, West Virginia Police Department
  5. Cheney, Washington, State Patrol
  6. Des Moines, Iowa, Police Department
  7. Frederick County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office
  8. Ft. Myers, Florida, Police Department
  9. Glendale, Arizona, Police Department
  10. Nassau County, New York, Public Safety Center
  11. Lexington, Kentucky, Police Department
  12. Miami Gardens, Florida, Police Department
  13. Orange County, New York, Intelligence Center
  14. Pensacola, Florida, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
  15. Richmond, Virginia, Police Department
  16. San Bernardino, California, Police Department

Six agencies will receive additional equipment to augment existing crime gun intelligence programs:

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, State Crime Lab
  2. Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department
  3. Denver, Colorado, Police Department
  4. Detroit, Michigan, Police Department
  5. Jacksonville, Florida, Police Department
  6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Police Department

Explore additional coverage of ballistics equipment grants:

ATF Awards $5M for Crime Gun Intelligence & Ballistics Testing

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