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Aug. 20, 2021

Speaking of Regional Crime Gun Processing Protocols: here's an article about the real deal!

Speaking of Regional Crime Gun Processing Protocols: here's an article about the real deal!

Here's an article showing how enlighted civic and police leaders and their officers put regional crime gun processing protocols into action where the rubber meets the road: ON THE STREET!

On Tuesday, August 17, the Indianapolis Crime Gun Intelligence Center officially became a regional task force now known as the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force (ICGTF). This team was made possible by several mayors, lawmakers, and other key leaders including police chiefs and sheriffs.

The Carmel Police Department (CPD) is proud to be a part of this task force. Our involvement with the ICGTF will allow CPD to collaborate with other Central Indiana agencies to track violent perpetrators who travel beyond county lines and throughout the state.

“It is well known that criminal activity is not limited to just one city or county. The Carmel Police Department’s involvement in the ICGTF will enable us to easily access and share information about violent perpetrators in and around the City of Carmel. This will allow us to better identify and stop criminal behavior in our city and the surrounding area,” said Carmel Police Chief Jim Barlow.

Moving forward, members of this task force will address violent crime in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, Johnson and Shelby counties.

Since its inception in 2019, Indianapolis Crime Gun Intelligence Center has proven to be successful in removing illegal firearms out of the hands of criminals and have accomplished the following:

  • Seized 717 firearms
  • Arrested 813 people on state and federal charges
  • Entered more than 24,547 entries into National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
  • Followed up on more than 3,959 leads

This expansion was made possible by the Indiana State Legislature, led by Representative Greg Steuerwald, who initially sponsored House Bill 1558. The state budget passed this year also appropriated ten million dollars for operating costs over the next two years.

ICGTF is a partnership with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; Carmel Police Department; Avon Police Department; Zionsville Police Department; Indiana State Police; US Attorney’s Office and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. It is comprised of officers, detectives, and analysts from these agencies.

Questions regarding the Carmel Police Department’s involvement with the ICGTF should be directed to Lt. Tim Byrne at tbryne@carmel.in.gov or 317-571-2500.

To all involved - thanks for the work that you do!