Federal Grant to Fund Gun Crime Center
Prosecutor Diana Moers says it will provide the latest tools, technology, and training to battle gun crime
Authorities are hoping a federal grant will help reduce gun crime in the Evansville area. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:
Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Diana Moers says her office successfully applied for a nearly $700,000 grant to establish a local Crime Gun Intelligence Center.
Moers says the goal of the center is to quickly identify and reduce the amount of gun crime in the area by providing intelligence, analysis, and resources among agencies.
Moers calls the current crime rate “unacceptable” — particularly as it relates to shots fired.
Plans for the center include an expansion of an existing joint task force comprised of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Evansville Police Department, and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.
Moers cites what she calls “excellent collaboration” already in place among area law enforcement agencies.
She says the new center will provide the latest tools, technology, and training to get ahead of the crime in Vanderburgh County.