New technology helps Bibb Co. Sheriff’s Office reduce gun violence
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received new technology to help reduce violent gun crimes.
A Project Safe Neighborhoods’ grant is funding the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) for the Sheriff’s Office.
NIBIN allows investigators to take gun shell casings from a crime scene and input it into a national database. This allows investigators to connect a gun to other crimes — even outside of the Bibb County jurisdiction.
Sheriff David Davis says each gun has a unique fingerprint that leaves an imprint on every shell casing.