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Oklahoma City Gang and Violent Crime Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $928,984)

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 Oklahoma City will develop the Oklahoma City Gang and Violent Crime Program funded under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime at the Oklahoma City Police Department. The Oklahoma City Police Department will gather data on violent crimes and offenders by using the 911, police report information, and intelligence gathered from officers working the streets to aide them in the deployment of law enforcement officers within the communities of Oklahoma City.


Date Created: September 25, 2007