The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office will be adding the forensic expertise of Firearms and Toolmark Identification to its crime laboratory. Certified Firearms Examiners will be hired on a 12-month part-time contract to work with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory recently acquired National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) System. The examiners will assist in making a scientific determination linking bullets, cartridge cases and ammunition components to firearms used in crimes.

This initiative is funded by an FY2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods sub-grant for $44,640 awarded to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office on July 1st, 2019 by the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The grant will also pay for test-fire ammunition, community outreach supplies, and international gang specialist training conference for Bibb Sheriff Deputies, NIBIN training for the Warner Robins Police Department.

The grant aims at reducing violent gang and gun crime in Macon. This grant went in front of the Bibb County Board of Commissioners and was accepted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.