51k–200k Jurisdiction Population

NICS Denials Investigations

Approach The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is used by firearm background check examiners, either at the FBI or, in some states, by agencies known as points of contact, to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to purchase a firearm.1… Read More

Investigate background check denials to identify individuals who may be at-risk of committing violence.

Multi-Discipline Homicide & Shooting Incident Reviews

Approach While many police agencies make it a regular practice to review gun-related homicides and non-fatal shootings internally and to form violence prevention strategies based on this information (i.e., CompStat and similar practices), expanding this practice to include organizations outside of the policing or criminal justice field can be beneficial. Read More

Convene stakeholders to review homicide and shooting incidents and develop intervention and prevention strategies.

Open Data and Transparency

Approach The transparency created by open data promotes co-ownership of gun violence reduction with community members. To promote these principles, many agencies have increasingly begun sharing open data with the public.1National Police Foundation, “Police Data Initiative,” accessed June 13, 2019, https://www.policedatainitiative.org/; Laura Neitzel, “How Police Can… Read More

Share law enforcement and city data with the community to build trust and improve community-based services.