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Operation SCOPE- Serious Criminal Offenders Prevention Effort

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,648,170)

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 Broward County Sheriff's Office will support Operation SCOPE (Serious Criminal Offenders Prevention Effort) under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will purchase equipment and fund overtime hours for law enforcement officers working Operation SCOPE. Through Operation SCOPE, the Broward County Sheriff's Office plans to increase the deployment of its Regional Anti-Crime Squad to identified areas utilizing several strategies to combat narcotics, crimes of violence, and illegal firearms.


Date Created: September 11, 2007