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Targeting Violent Crime with Active Crime Data Monitoring (ACDM)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $385,272)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The City of Tacoma will use $385,272 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Targeting Violent Crime Initiative (TVCI) funds to establish a multi-jurisdictional response team consisting of the Tacoma and Lakewood Police Departments in an effort to reduce violent crimes and gang activity. To accomplish this task, the city will purchase a data entry and analysis software package to manage and analyze crime-related data. The system will also serve to alert field officers of emerging crime trends in particular hot spot areas.


Date Created: September 12, 2007