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HCSO Eye on Crime: A Partnership in Reducing Violent Crime in Hillsborough County

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,030,150)

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 Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office applied for funding under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will purchase additional technology for use by their special crime teams and partner with other local law enforcement agencies to strengthen the regional information sharing network. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will also develop an Intelligence led policing plan and determine the best method of migrating intelligence data from various regional databases and state justice information-sharing systems.


Date Created: September 25, 2007