City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-22-75   
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 10/17/2022 In control: Public Safety Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing A Tip Line Program Specifically For The Reporting Of Illegally Used Or Possessed Firearms, Adjusting Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations To Support The Program (Sanchez)
Sponsors: Louie Sanchez
Attachments: 1. R-75
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-75 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Louie Sanchez


RESOLUTION
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Establishing A Tip Line Program Specifically For The Reporting Of Illegally Used Or Possessed Firearms, Adjusting Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations To Support The Program (Sanchez)
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WHEREAS, the illegal use or possession of firearms in the City presents a significant danger to residents of the City; and
WHEREAS, The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) has reported that weapons law violations have tripled in Albuquerque since 2018; and
WHEREAS, residents of the city sometimes hear or observe the discharge of firearms within their community, or are aware of persons negligently using firearms, or possessing of firearms who should not be - such as a felon in possession, or unlawful possession in a place where firearms are restricted; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding this knowledge, many people may not be sure about whether or how to report it, or may be concerned about their ability to remain anonymous; and
WHEREAS, APD presently employs other resources and technology to aid in the investigation of firearms offenses, such as Shot Spotter; and
WHEREAS, additional resources such as a dedicated tip line program could be of significant benefit to continue addressing this issue, and can help engage the public in directly assisting to address safety issues within the community; and
WHEREAS, infrastructure and resources already exist through APD's collaboration with Crime Stoppers that could be utilized specifically for this program; and

WHEREAS, nothing herein is intended in any way to affect or interfere with a law abiding person's ability or right to possess a firearm; and
WHEREAS, if successful, an illegal firearms tip line would potentially decrease the number of illegally possessed guns in the community.
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