In recent developments, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has implemented new technology to aid law enforcement in combatting violence. This advanced software has the capability to compare cartridge casings discovered by investigators and connect them to other gun crimes within minutes.
According to Monroe Crime Analysis Center Director David Phelps, the new software will provide valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies in Monroe County and beyond. The partnership between the ATF and local law enforcement agencies in Rochester has been described as a model for what the agency hopes to achieve in every community across the state of New York.
Micheal Curran, the resident agent in charge at the ATF field office in Rochester, emphasized the importance of the speed of the new equipment in solving gun crimes. He believes that the swift turnaround time of this technology can potentially save lives and significantly expedite the investigative process. Curran aims to extend this level of partnership and effectiveness to other regions in the state, in order to benefit communities and enhance public safety.