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Intelligence to Reduce Incidents of Violent Crime

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $550,000)

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 Tampa applied for funds under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. The Tampa Police Department will reduce incidents of violent crime and to enhance the availability of actionable and strategic intelligence. Their primary strategy will be to implement technology and training enhancing and aligning intelligence gathered by line and taskforce officers.


Date Created: September 12, 2007