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To increase collaboration with Law Enforcement, Prosecutorial and the Community by combatting violent crime.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $500,000)

The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) proposes to
strengthen the existing infrastructure surrounding their gun
violence reduction efforts. The purpose is to adhere to an
enhanced training, prevention, intervention, and
enforcement model by reinforcing and expanding upon
current endeavors utilized by the department and partnering
agencies. CPD will seek to reduce gun violence using a
focused deterrence approach with data-driven and
intelligence-led policing techniques, coupled with
recommendations from the PSP site assessment. Project
activities include enhancing a gun violence prevention
model by partnering with the City of Chattanooga office of
Community Engagement, the public safety director, and the
Hamilton County Department of Education. Within CPD,
the project will broaden the capabilities of units as it relates
to technology to bolster the quality of cases for prosecution
as well as enhance the knowledge and experience of officers
by expanding their current training capabilities to ensure that
the CPD has the most well-trained officers in the region.
Externally, the project will continue partnership with
Trajectory Changing Services on an intervention approach
utilizing violence interrupters in a more targeted manner
(i.e., service area).
The intended beneficiaries of this grant will be at-risk youth
who, without viable outlets and options afforded by this
opportunity, would likely fall into the realm of firearm
violence; victims of gun violence who would not get the
proper justice without the enhanced investigative technology
to mitigate diminishing manpower assets from the CPD; and
CPD officers and investigators who will receive the most
up-to-date training, thus allowing the successful
investigation into prolific gun violence offenders. The
intended service area will be the small area of Chattanooga
besieged by gun violence; 80 percent of gun violence occurs
in roughly 24 percent (33 square miles) of the city.
Enhancing a prevention, intervention, enforcement, and
follow-through model focusing on these locations will be a

Date Created: September 27, 2023