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Gang and Gun Violence Reduction Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $49,104)

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 Suisun Police Department will use Fiscal Year 2007 Byrne Discretionary Targeting Violent Crime Initiative funding to continue the successful Gun and Gang Violence Reduction Program, which has resulted in a reduction of violent crime in the community. Partnering with the Solano County Sheriff's Department, the California Department of Corrections Parole Office, the Solano County Probation Office, the Fairfield Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol, the Suisun Police Department will deploy one sergeant and two officers in monthly three-day task forces throughout the year-long program. These task forces will reduce violent crime by targeting known gang members, parolees, and probationers in order to net felony arrests, recover guns and drugs, and discover parole and probation violations.


Date Created: September 12, 2007