Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE)

The Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative utilizes a coordinated, multi-agency approach to target, investigate, interdict and prevent violent gun crimes, as well as the precursors to such activity, within the County of Albany.  The ultimate goal of the GIVE initiative is to reduce shootings and firearm-related homicides

GIVE builds upon Operation IMPACT, which was launched a decade ago to provide law enforcement agencies in 17 counties Upstate and on Long Island with additional resources to fight violent crime. Like Operation IMPACT, GIVE focuses on communities served by 20 law enforcement agencies that collectively report 86 percent of the violent crime in the state outside of New York City. 

In support of the overall effort, gun crimes across the region will be mapped, analyzed, and monitored to determine trends, possible spatial displacement, and “hot spots”. Likewise, information and intelligence will be similarly analyzed to determine gang members, organized criminal groups, individual criminal targets, crime locations, and method displacement.

The GIVE initiative will utilize evidence-based strategies to attack gun crime, including targeting known offenders and people considered responsible for the most gun violence in a community and identifying locations that have been shown to be the most prone to gun violence. 


Intelligence based policing efforts under the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative are funded through the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services. DCJS has been nationally recognized for using technology to enhance public safety.