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Board of Estimates approves research enhance Crime Gun Intelligence Center

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Posted at 9:37 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 21:37:28-05

BALTIMORE — On Wednesday, the Board of Estimates approved an agreement to fund the research component of the Crime Gun Intelligence Center program.

The program is a multi-agency partnership implemented in several cities across the United States and is designed to work closely with local, state and federal law enforcement partners to identify crime patterns and share investigative leads on violent crime involving firearms.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison:

“I would like to thank Mayor Young and the Board of Estimates, on their leadership approving this research component of the CGIC model. This program represents another important tool to assist the men and women of our department in investigating and closing cases, including homicides and shootings.”

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young:

“My direction to the police department has been to go after the repeat violent offenders who are driving the crime and violence in our city. These types of awards and partnerships are exactly what I want to see and I believe will go a long way towards these efforts.”

The new research component approved today will begin its review of NIBN data in the Eastern Police District and then expand its scope to the entire city by the end of 2020.