Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,852,895)
This grant solicitation is a continuation of our Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program.The Philadelphia Police Department has launched a progressive Crime Prevention and Violence Reduction Strategy. This strategy is based on research, thorough evaluation of current and past strategies, and input from internal and external stakeholders. Our findings illuminate the need to reinforce and expand our current “Operation Pinpoint” strategy by grounding our work in common goals - increase community safety, and enhance this strategic framework to foster effective collaboration with the community and Criminal Justice steakholders to reduce violent crime. As law enforcement professionals, we constantly adapt to ever changing landscapes whether driven by shifts in leadership, resources, community needs, the environment, law or technology. One constant remains - everyone deserves to feel safe while living, working or visiting the Birthplace of America.