GWINNETT COUNTY POLICE WILL GET NEW BALLISTICS TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE GUN-RELATED CRIMES

(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 21, 2021) – Move over CSI, the Gwinnett County Police Department will soon be able to solve crimes more efficiently. Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners approved purchasing Integrated Ballistic Identification System technology to reduce gun-related crimes.  

“The acquisition of this technology will produce important investigative leads that will aid the department in apprehending the perpetrators of violent crime,” said Deputy Chief James McClure. “There is no doubt this new technology will play a vital role in helping the agency safeguard our community.”

This is an example of how it works: When there are shell casings found at a crime scene, the investigator will use the new technology’s 3D-enchanced imagery to compare images with shell casings found in a national database. Because everything is done in-house, this will cut down on ballistics wait time – which can generally take several weeks to complete.

The program allows investigators to access the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network. NIBIN is managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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