Preliminary Agenda

The objective of a preventive crime-gun strategy is to bring criminals to justice and provide safe environments that allow citizens to realize their full human potential. The strategy provides law enforcement agencies with a comprehensive approach for responding to firearm-related violence in their communities. During the 3 days of IFFS, experts and practitioners will delve into the key components that make up an effective and sustainable preventive crime gun strategy.


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Day 1 – May 4

We will focus on the steps that must be completed prior to launching a crime-gun, intelligence-gathering initiative.

Presenters will explain how they built a unified vision in collaboration with stakeholders from all jurisdictions. They will discuss the founding processes and technologies of their successful programs.

Main Topics:

  • Stakeholder Buy-In: achieving collaboration among stakeholders and clients
  • Regional Approach: building a strategy without gaps
  • The Cornerstone: the founding elements of present-day programs

Day 2 – May 5

We will discuss the techniques used to help in investigations.

Speakers will discuss the benefits of employing multiple technologies, knowing the offenders and how they interact, and utilizing the intelligence data gathered.

Main Topics:

  • Overlay Technologies: generating investigative leads using data from multiple sources
  • Know the Offenders and How They Interact: understanding the social web of offenders
  • Use a Single Intelligence Unit: establishing a regional crime gun intelligence center

Day 3 – May 6

We will elaborate on the methods used to ensure that the preventive crime gun strategy can be sustained and expanded.

Practitioners will outline how they have built a long-lasting program that includes neighboring and outlying communities.

Main Topics:

  • Public Buy-In: sharing with the public the value and successes of the strategy
  • Expand the Program: including neighboring communities frequented by offenders