Using NIBIN to Create Investigative Leads in Cases Involving Firearms
March 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Gun crime is on the rise around our country and many of the cases law enforcement agencies work involve a firearm in some way. Providing thorough evidence and information to our investigators can help us get these guns off our streets. Utilizing NIBIN can be an invaluable resource to help with this cause, and many departments don’t know the full extent of the information NIBIN can add to investigations.
NIBIN, which stands for the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, gives Forensic Scientists the ability to search their ballistic evidence against a nationwide database of ballistic evidence collected from other criminal investigations for the purpose of providing actionable investigative leads. With over 300NIBIN sites now operating in the United States, there is certainly a NIBIN site near you that you can tap into as a resource.
Want to find out if multiple firearm-involved cases within your department are related? Does a neighboring jurisdiction have a firearm from one of your crimes in their custody? Want to know what people were involved in the other shootings your ballistic evidence connected too and where those shootings happened? Come learn how you can most effectively utilize this resource to solve crimes.