Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Case Closed Project is a nationwide program designed to support law enforcement agencies in improving their violent crime clearance rates, with an emphasis on fatal and nonfatal shooting cases. The project team actively partners with law enforcement agencies to identify effective and sustainable practices related to agency operations, agency resources, investigator capabilities, and community relations. Technical assistance and training resources are provided to partner agencies that can also be utilized by law enforcement agencies across the nation to improve their violent crime clearance rates.

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Investigating Shootings

Learn about the skills required to investigate fatal and nonfatal shootings and best practices related to the organization, supervision, and activities of investigators, as well as crime scene investigation, technology use, and cold cases.

Engaging the Community

Explore tools that help law enforcement agencies work hand-in-hand with community organizations to improve coordinated responses to shooting investigations and trust building in communities.

Prosecuting Shootings Cases

Learn critical aspects related to prosecuting fatal and nonfatal shootings cases including coordinating with law enforcement, utlizing evidence, addressing victim and witness intimidation, and leveraging expert testimony.

Engaging Victims and Witnesses

Explore victim-centered and trauma-informed practices that can improve victim, witness, and family engagement as part of fatal and nonfatal shooting investigations.

Performing Self-Assessment and Evaluation

Learn about the value of agency evaluation, evidence-informed practices, and how best to implement and support data-driven practices within shooting investigations.

Maximizing Gun Intelligence

Explore NIBIN resources including investigative checklists and learn about innovation practices within gun crime intelligence centers and the use of gun tracing in investigations.


Register Now for NCCP's Next Webinar!

Crime Gun Intelligence and NIBIN: Best practices in the management and analysis of crime gun evidence in shooting investigations

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET.

This webinar will discuss the role of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), crime gun intelligence, and crime gun intelligence centers in fatal and nonfatal shooting investigations.

The webinar will be held virtually via Zoom and will be recorded for archiving.


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National Case Closed Project: Effective Methods for Building Community Trust and Improving Perceptions of Police Legitimacy

May 16 2024

Effective Methods for Building Community Trust and Improving Perceptions of Police Legitimacy Engaging Victims Survivors and Family Members in the Investigation.

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RTI 2024 Community Safety and Policing Symposium: Addressing How Law Enforcement and Community Based Organizations Can Work Together to Reduce Community Violence

Apr 18 2024

Drs. Stacy Sechrist and Josie Caves Sivaraman, RTI International, moderates a session with Ingrid Bell, Gate City Coalition; Regina Glaspie, City of Greensboro; Ofc. Magan Fitzgerald, Greensboro, PD; Ofc. LaTonya Guy, Greensboro, PD; and Dr. Karen Jackson, NC A&T University. The presenters discuss ways to improve collaboration among law enforcement agencies and community-based service organizations to reduce community gun violence.

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National Case Closed Webinar: Core Standards for Fatal and Non-fatal Shooting Investigations

Mar 27 2024

Learn from Dr. Kevin Strom, RTI International and Lt. Kevin Armbruster (Ret.), Milwaukee Police Department, as they discuss how law enforcement agencies can employ evidence-informed strategies to investigate and resolve fatal and non-fatal shooting cases and improve crime clearance rates. This National Cased Closed webinar is designed to identify and reinforce fundamental principles and best practices, including aspects of fatal and non-fatal shooting investigations that are often overlooked or not properly documented. The adoption of these strategies and recommendations can support a more consistent and effective response to shootings and improve case outcomes.

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