Nonfatal Shooting/Gun Violence Reduction Assessment

Subject matter experts (SMEs) will conduct a site visit to meet with personnel from appropriate agencies to assess and review existing policies, procedures, and practices. During the assessment, SMEs will:

  • Make general observations about the nonfatal shooting investigative process.
  • Collect relevant data, such as crime reports and analysis, calls for service, policies and procedures pertaining to investigations, forensic services, case management systems, and intelligence sharing.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance nonfatal shooting investigations and the prosecution process.
  • Develop recommendations and provide feedback related to nonfatal shooting investigations.

Goal: Assist local gun violence prevention efforts; organize an efficient, productive agency response to identify and prosecute active, at-large, high-risk offenders.

Intended Audience (local personnel to participate in the assessment)

  • Executive command staff
  • Commanders, analysts, supervisors, detectives, investigators
  • Prosecutors, homicide trial prosecutors
  • Federal counterparts involved in gun violence investigations and prosecutions

Length (estimated time to completion)

  • Two- to three-day site visit.
  • SMEs will deliver an assessment report approximately one month after the site visit.

Agenda

  • Meetings with the above local personnel.
  • Tour of police department and crime lab, and other facilities as appropriate.
  • Review of open and closed investigation case files.
  • Review of crime data, policies, procedures, and other documents related to the criminal investigations, crime analysis, intelligence, and forensic processes.

SMEs: An expert will be identified based on need or as suggested/recommended by the requester.

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