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City of North Miami Police Department Strike Team - Category I

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $328,815)

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 North Miami Department Strike Team is funded under Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime. They will identify crime trends and patterns, gang members and associates, as well as build criminal cases against identifiable offenders with special emphasis on the reduction of violent crime. The Strike Team will use various means to accomplish their goals including: the identification and arrest of offenders; crime analysis; cultivating confidential informants; gathering street-level intelligence; covert surveillances; search and arrest warrants; information sharing with federal, state and neighboring law enforcement agencies; and pro-active, operational strategies.


Date Created: September 12, 2007