$750,000 grant to WPD for state of the art gun crime center

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police are hoping a new federal grant will help curb violent crime in the city. 

Police say this grant has been in the works for months, and now, it is finally approved. 

"The gun crime intelligence centers have been in formation for the last couple of years and the cities where they've been started, there's been a significant decrease in crime," says Chief Gordon Ramsay. 

The money will allow investigators to track shell casings and identify guns used in shootings more quickly. Right now, it can take weeks or even months to get this information back. 

Police say the crime center will be housed at the WSU Law Enforcement Training Center and work has already begun. 

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