It’s Not the Person You Think It Is: Identifying Your Most Prolific Shooters

September 17, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Many law enforcement agencies identify their most dangerous offenders as older offenders with lengthy criminal histories.  Crime gun intelligence like NIBIN has shown that the most prolific shooters tend to be younger males with little or no prior convictions.

Firearms also change hands often within criminal groups and organizations making crime gun intelligence even more vital to reducing violent crime. Sources of firearms to young offenders are largely through theft but there is a growing trend toward straw purchases. Partnerships with local firearm dealerships can lead to the identification of potential straw purchasers.

The webinar participant will learn strategies to identify and target their most violent offenders.  A holistic approach to crime gun intelligence along with social media and electronic communication device exploitation is a must.


David P. Hyche is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Nashville Field Division, Overseeing the Alabama offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as well as the Crime gun Intelligence Unit in Nashville Tennessee.   Hyche has been in this position since March 2015.  Hyche supervises the five ATF offices in the state of Alabama and one in Tennessee.  Prior to this post, Hyche served as Resident Agent in Charge of Birmingham Group III and the Huntsville, Alabama Satellite office.  Hyche held this position for fifteen years.  Hyche also served as Program Manager at Bureau Headquarters for two years, managing the Bureau’s Post Blast Training Programs and conducting explosive training around the U.S. and in 24 countries. Hyche was a field agent in Atlanta for eight years and Birmingham for two prior to getting into management.  Prior to ATF, Hyche worked as a Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Inspector General Office.  Hyche is a 1986 graduate of the Alabama Law Enforcement Academy and worked for the University of Alabama Police Department for just under two years while in college.

Hyche has been a Certified Explosives Specialist for ATF for the past sixteen years and has held the position of Chapter Director for the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators for the past twelve years.

Hyche holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Alabama.