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FY23 JAG Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $569,624)

Law Enforcement Goal 1: ShotSpotter helps DPD reduce violent crime throughout the City and County of Denver by making it possible to respond more quickly and accurately to gun crimes and increase recovery of shell casings and firearms. During the grant period, DPD expects there will be no associated calls for service or calls reporting shots fired at minimum 60% of the time when ShotSpotter alerts are triggered by gunfire in the City and County of Denver.
Law Enforcement Goal 2: The Special Response Team assigned to the Denver International Airport will purchase and utilize tactical communication headsets during critical calls and operations.
Law Enforcement Goal 3: The Denver Police Department will build trust, improve services, address concerns, and operate in a way that is responsive to those we serve through results of a Public Safety Survey.
Victim Service Goal 1: Provide comprehensive services to victims of all DDAO Specialty Units related to Victim Impact Statements (VIS) and restitution requests.
Victim Service Goal 2: The Program Assistant will assist the Unit with the collaborations between law enforcement, prosecution, community-based agencies, and the community at-large to better respond to the needs of crime victims.
Victim Service Goal 3: The Witness Protection Victim Advocate will provide comprehensive advocacy services to crime victims in conjunction with the Witness Protection Team throughout the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases and beyond case resolution.

Project Strategies:
The Denver Police Department will use JAG funds for the ShotSpotter subscription fee for one year, covering Denver high gun crime areas.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office will fund three grant-funded position, a Specialty Unit Restitution Technician, a Programs Assistant for a District Attorney prosecutor, and Witness Protection Victim Advocate.

Date Created: September 25, 2023