Wichita State University
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Federal agency will open Crime Gun Intelligence Center of Excellence at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.

June 30, 2022
The center also will serve as a home for the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is opening a Crime Gun Intelligence Center of Excellence at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.

The center is designed to be a model for the use of crime gun intelligence (CGI) to support law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. It will serve as a home for the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board, the university says in a news release.

The facility also will serve as a second national correlation center for the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, which uses 3D imaging to compare ballistic evidence recovered from crime scenes.  

The center will provide training in CGI and serve as a national academy for the training of ATF's intelligence research specialists. The center also will be home to ATF's first-ever academy for chiefs of police, highlighting CGI strategies and best practices for ATF’s local, state and tribal law enforcement partners. 

The center will be part of the university's Innovation Campus.

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