Council approved request for 2023 Annual Action Plan for grant allocation of $2.8 million to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Peoria Police Chief, Eric Echevarria, gave overview of presentation on ShotSpotter program. Link to presentation can be found in meeting minutes. Jacob Moushon, Network Management Analyst, discussed ability to scan shell casings to create ballistic fingerprint and link them to multiple shootings though data obtained in existing record management system.
Using the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), data can identify if weapons used in other shootings, leading to identification of common suspects, vehicles and other information to provide investigative leads. The Peoria Police have used ShotSpotter program since 2013. There is another program on the market, Flock Raven Safety. Chief Echavarria related Raven program technology was not as advanced as ShotSpotter. Three-year renewal of ShotSpotter contract at $300,984.00 pr year passed unanimously.
PPD policies regarding this program are available: www.peoriagov.org/884/General-Orders-Policies-and-Procedures
Other items of interest:
- Connie Romanus, Observer
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