Webinar: NIBIN Challenges and Opportunities

A webinar on Thursday, January 24, 2019 will discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding the implementation of the NIBIN program. NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network) is a national database of digital images of spent bullets and cartridge cases that were found at crime scenes or test-fired from confiscated weapons. The system is managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

In this webinar, presented by the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (a program of the National Institute of Justice), participants will learn:

• What NIBIN is and its minimum operating standards;
• The processing of firearms evidence, from collection to NIBIN entry, at the Utah State Laboratory and Phoenix Police Laboratory;
• Lessons learned from implementing the NIBIN program from the ground up, including communication and increased case load.

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