New Technology Gives Boost to Rochester Police in Investigating Gun Crimes
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is introducing cutting-edge technology to aid law enforcement in Rochester, N.Y. The new system can rapidly compare cartridge casings found at crime scenes and link them to other gun crimes within minutes. This innovative software will be a game-changer for police investigating gun violence in Monroe County and beyond.
Monroe Crime Analysis Center Director David Phelps emphasized the significance of this new technology, stating that it can connect a single gun to multiple shootings, even if the gun itself is not recovered. This capability will greatly enhance the ability of law enforcement to track and solve gun-related crimes.
Resident Agent in Charge at the ATF field office in Rochester, Micheal Curran, highlighted the speed of the new equipment, noting that it will significantly expedite the process of solving gun crimes and potentially save lives. The ability to receive crucial information within hours, rather than months, will greatly aid investigators in apprehending suspects and preventing further violence.
The ATF has forged a strong partnership with law enforcement in Rochester, serving as a model for collaboration that the agency aims to replicate in communities throughout the state of New York. Curran emphasized the importance of the ATF’s crime gun intelligence strategy, working tirelessly to combat gun violence and bring perpetrators to justice.
This new technology represents a significant step forward in the fight against gun crimes, offering law enforcement a powerful tool to connect and solve cases more effectively. As the ATF continues to expand its partnerships and implement advanced technology, the hope is to bring the success seen in Rochester to communities across the state, ultimately making New York a safer place for all residents.