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Milwaukee Safe Streets Initiative - Intelligence Project

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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 Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) will utilize its Fiscal Year 2007 Byrne Discretionary Category 1 - Targeting Violent Crime grant funds to: reduce homicides and shootings through continual assessment; reduce violent and gang crime in Milwaukee through enhanced Intelligence Led Policing (ILP); and, enhance public safety through hot spot enforcement. MPD has designed this project to include four components. The first is Intelligence Led Policing, which will be utilized to: reduce gang and violent crime; disseminate street-level information through training, analysis, and equipment, providing officers with consistent real-time information and enabling them to solve cases more quickly and efficiently. MPD will utilize Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing--a secure, standards-based infrastructure that will serve as a solid foundation for the Milwaukee Police Department's ILP efforts. For the second component, MPD will establish the Milwaukee Homicide Review contract to provide analytical assessment of all homicides that occur in Milwaukee, enabling them to better understand the nature of homicide and firearm violence through strategic problem analysis. MPD will then develop innovative responses to the problem of homicide and firearm violence in order to strategically focus limited enforcement and intervention activities on identifiable risks. Finally, overtime enforcement will respond to the hot spot areas that are identified through crime analysis and the intelligence led policing initiative.


Date Created: September 25, 2007