DeWine Announces Second Full-scale Crime Gun Intelligence Center
Central Ohio center is the second in the state
In an effort to curb gun violence, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new Central Ohio Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Tuesday.
CGIC launched this summer and is housed within the Ohio Department of Public Safety. It operates in partnership with Columbus Division of Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center, Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
“They’re sharing intelligence; they’re sharing leads; they're sharing evidence analysis, all in real time to identify shooters,” DeWine said Tuesday during a press conference. “This concept, which was originally developed by the ATF, was law enforcement from various jurisdictions under one roof with one mission to identify those responsible for gun violence and send them to prison so they can’t hurt anyone else.”
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