How does the program work?

The campaign works by submitting two firearm casings to a Wichita Police Department Officer after a gun theft has occurred. These casings are then submitted to the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network known as NIBIN. NIBIN is a national database containing digital images of spent bullets and cartridge casings that were found at crime scenes or test-fired from confiscated firearms. This database can be searched for possible matches and if a "hit" occurs, the NIBIN lab sends that information to WPD investigators.

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1. Who do I contact if my gun is stolen?
2. What is Operation Save-A-Casing?
3. How does the program work?
4. What is NIBIN?
5. What is a "hit"?
6. What information will I need to provide?
7. Is this program mandatory?
8. Where is the information stored?
9. How can this program help law enforcement find my firearm?
10. Is there a cost involved?
11. Who is involved in this program?
12. When do I provide my casings?
13. Why can't I send you my casings now?
14. If my gun is stolen and used in a crime, am I liable?
15. If my gun is stolen, used in a crime, and recovered, can I get my gun back?
16. Who do I contact if I have any questions?