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El Dorado Police 2023 Byrne Equipment Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $21,013)

The city of El Dorado is located in South Central Arkansas approximately 89 miles east of Texarkana, TX and 118 miles south of Little Rock, AR. According to the US Census of 2020, El Dorado has a population of 17,651 covering 16.3 square miles. The city population is made up of a diverse community with 45.9% being black and 42.8% being white, 5.7% Hispanic and the remainder being Asian, American Indian and two or more races. El Dorado has a crime index of 674.6 while the rest of the country averages 254.8.
The city is served by the El Dorado Police Department. This grant proposal aims to empower the El Dorado Arkansas Police Department with the necessary resources and training to bolster their community policing strategies. Recognizing the significance of fostering positive police-citizen relationships, this initiative seeks to enhance community engagement, trust, and cooperation while addressing prevalent crime challenges. Through the implementation of innovative programs, technological advancements, and comprehensive officer training, the El Dorado Police Department endeavors to create a safer and more harmonious community environment. By fostering collaboration between law enforcement and residents, this grant seeks to lay the foundation for sustainable crime reduction and improved quality of life for all members of the El Dorado community.
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas seeks funding through this grant to enhance community safety and law enforcement capabilities. The proposed project aims to bolster local crime prevention efforts, improve emergency response strategies, and strengthen community engagement initiatives. By allocating resources towards updating essential equipment and implementing technology-driven solutions, the Sheriff's Office aims to create a safer and more secure environment for Union County residents. This grant will foster a collaborative approach between law enforcement and the community, ensuring effective crime reduction and an overall improved quality of life.
The grant period is from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024. Total grant funds to be allocated for the El Dorado police Department is $12,608.00. Total grant funds to be allocated for the Union County Sheriff’s Office is $8,405.00. The total Byrne Grant funds are $21,013.00.

Date Created: September 22, 2023