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North Little Rock Police Dep''t. Byrne Grant Drug and Gun Crime Reduction Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $330,000)

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 North Little Rock will develop a Drug and Gun Crime Reduction Project at the North Little Rock Police Department funded under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. The goal is to reduce violent drug, gun crime, and related activities in North Little Rock, by providing intensive investigation and enforcement activities by using police officers and high tech investigative tools and techniques. The project team will collaborate with other agencies including the U.S. Attorney, the FBI, Arkansas State Police and other agencies to determine investigational and enforcement needs.


Date Created: September 12, 2007