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Project Saratoga Sandman

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $278,730)

The Town of Star City Police Department proposes to implement Project Saratoga Sandman. The purpose is to strengthen community safety and protect the public from violent crime and evolving threats in the Town of Star City and surrounding communities. Project activities include: purchasing and complete patrol-use outfitting of four police vehicles (including outfitting one of the four as a K-9 vehicle) equipped with mobile license plate reader technology for targeted patrols in identified violent crime hotspots within the Town of Star City, with specific focus on hotel/motel parking lots and surrounding neighborhoods and playgrounds; community outreach utilizing surveys at pre-project implementation, mid-project, and post-project; monthly reports given by the chief of police during city council meetings to inform the community of the police department’s efforts and to encourage community members to alert officers of problem areas prior to major incidents occurring and assess community needs within the Town of Star City; and Town of Star City Police participation in training for department personnel to recognize and intervene in circumstances that include patrol enforcement related to violent crime strategies and beyond.

Date Created: September 27, 2023