Dealing with Big City Gun Crime in Small Towns

December 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Comprehensive crime gun investigative methods and tools work very well and show rapid results in smaller jurisdictions.  Prosecution of armed felons, drug dealers and gang members in a systematic way with mandatory prison time is also part of the equation.  Communication with the community is also vital and showing results can increase participation of reluctant witnesses.

The webinar participant will learn strategies to identify and remove their most violent offenders.  Concentrated efforts in smaller jurisdictions can make a measurable difference in violent crime rates.  Partnerships with federal and state agencies are a great benefit to making these strategies work.  Communicating the results of your efforts to the community is vital both through meetings and the media.  Conviction statistics with prison time is much more powerful than reporting arrests.


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.