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Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $329,452)

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 County of Henry will support the Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (CAGE) of the Henry Police Department funded under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will identify gangs; respond to, disrupt, and prevent gang activity; collaborate with community partners and other law enforcement; maintain a presence online; design and host an anti-gang website; and conduct a feasibility study of the Police Athletic League in Henry County. The Henry Police Department will also purchase equipment and supplies and fund training for police officers to assist in the investigation of criminal activities.


Date Created: September 12, 2007