Myrtle Beach PD recognized as NIBIN leader in its first year of activation
The City of Myrtle Beach’s Police Department is a leader in solving crimes with cutting-edge technology. We were happy to host our law enforcement partners as we announced the Myrtle Beach Integrated Ballistic Information Network location has received 175 leads since becoming the fifth South Carolina partner of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). The network, hosted at the Myrtle Beach Crime Gun Intelligence Center, has been in operation since last year thanks to a grant.
The NIBIN technology works by storing and sharing the information of the shell casings found at crime scenes. Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock said as NIBIN becomes a more prominent tool in policing, more agencies are submitting casings to partners like MBPD to investigate and link firearms to crimes. This team mentality is leading to more leads and cases not only in Myrtle Beach, but the region as well. ATF Special Agent in Charge Benny Mims said the case leads in the last year would not have been discovered without this technology. There are 18 NIBIN partners in North and South Carolina, with Myrtle Beach among the newest.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, North Myrtle Beach Police Department, US Attorneys and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held up a plaque honoring the achievement of more than 150 leads generated from our network. That milestone was reached in September of this year. Way to go!