BPD home to new ATF NIBIN resource
BEAUMONT — The Beaumont Police Department and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Houston Field Division will unveil ATF’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) system on October 16th at 11:00am at the Beaumont Police Department. Funding for the Beaumont NIBIN system was secured by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA).
The National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), developed and deployed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is a critical tool for investigating and prosecuting gun violence. The NIBIN program automates ballistics evaluations and quickly provides actionable investigative leads. NIBIN is the only interstate automated ballistic imaging network in operation in the United States and is available to most major population centers across the country.
“ATF’s NIBIN program is a critical piece to solving and preventing gun violence in Beaumont,” said ATF Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski. “This resource will be a tremendous asset to Beaumont by supporting a timely and comprehensive collection of firearm-related evidence at crime scenes, which in turn will help us reduce and prevent violent crime.
WHO: ATF Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski &
Beaumont Police Department Chief of Police Jimmy Singletary
WHAT: Unveil capabilities of ATF’s NIBIN system; see & film live demo
WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th at 11:00 am
WHERE: Beaumont Police Department
255 College St., Beaumont, TX 77701
NOTE: Media should plan to be ON SITE BY 10:45 a.m. Media must have proper credentials to attend.