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Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Team

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $317,722)

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 Statesboro Police Department will develop a Crime Suppression Team under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will enhance the law enforcement's ability to suppress gangs, drugs, and firearms; and address the quality of life issues in neighborhoods that are plagued with gangs and drugs in Statesboro. The Crime Suppression Team will collect and analyze gang intelligence, conduct investigations on gang members, follow up on incidents that are gang related, conduct overt and covert drug and firearms investigations. The team will receive tactical, criminal investigations, drugs, and gang identification training, and collaborate with ATF, DEA, and Georgia State Task Forces to combat drugs and violent crimes.


Date Created: September 12, 2007