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FY 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $412,688)

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 Omaha will establish an intelligence-led, data-driven, multi-jurisdictional response to the Omaha Metropolitan Area's violent crime rate under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. The Omaha Police Department will take a multi-jurisdictional approach by building capacity through increased police staffing, law enforcement operations, crime data software/training, and increased intelligence information sharing to reduce violent crime. Partners of the initiative include: the United States Attorney's Office, the Bellevue Police Department, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in collaboration with the Omaha Police Department.


Date Created: September 12, 2007