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Overtime funding for the Operation of the Street Level Criminal Apprehension Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $17,525)

The City of Anderson Police Department in Anderson, South Carolina is requesting funds for the project entitled, Overtime Funding for the Operation of the Street Level Criminal Apprehension Program.

The primary goal of the Street Level Criminal Apprehension Program is to reduce the violent crime rate in the City of Anderson through saturated patrols of high crime areas. A secondary goal of this program is to allow the department to take a proactive stance toward violent crime control by utilizing intelligence led-policing to analyze local crime rate and crime trends; thereby more effectively utilizing department resources by concentrating resources in areas where the data indicate that law enforcement is most needed.

The strategy to implement the Street Level Criminal Apprehension Program will be as follows. The first step will require the officers in the police department to be briefed on the expected results of the program. The officers will then conduct patrols in the high crime areas of the city and data will be maintained and collected to ensure that the program is making a significant impact on the violent crime rate. The police department will encourage feedback from the community regarding the patrols. Interagency coordination with the Solicitor’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will be established. The Solicitor’s Office will be consulted to ensure that the cases being presented as a result of the patrols are resulting in successful convictions. If not, the officers will adjust and improve their patrol methods accordingly. The City of Anderson is surrounded by the County of Anderson; therefore it will be imperative for the police department to work with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in order to effectively combat the violent crime rate within the city limits.

Top Five Project Identifiers: • Gangs • Policing • Violence – Violent Crime • Overtime • Community Policing

Date Created: September 25, 2023