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Palm Beach County Multi-Agency Violent Crimes Strategy

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,650,000)

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 Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office applied for funding under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will implement a countywide Multi-Agency Violent Crimes Strategy. The overarching goal is to create safer communities by reducing the violence and gang problem in Palm Beach County through a coordinated law enforcement response informed by data and real-time intelligence. The multi-faceted strategy to be employed includes an integrated seven-prong approach encompassing: 1) intelligence & data sharing; 2) multi-agency investigations; 3) suppression tactics; 4) proactive patrol; 5) intra-and inter-agency collaboration; 6) vertical prosecution, and 7) systematic evaluation.


Date Created: September 25, 2007