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Major Crimes Mobilization and Prevention

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $44,857)

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 Cimarron County Sheriff's Department will develop the Interoperable Communications and Data Sharing Crime Prevention Program funded under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. The program goals are to prevent major crimes, increase drug interdiction, provide increased support to security in schools, continue the county's participation with the District Attorney's Multi-Jurisdictional task force, assist in enhancing data sharing with other law enforcement agencies, assist in the reduction of human trafficking, assist in deterring juvenile gang crimes, and provide enhanced 911 response time to the county.


Date Created: September 12, 2007