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Jennings Police Department Gang Investigation Team

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $77,409)

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 Jennings Police Department (JPD) will use their Fiscal Year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Category 1: Targeting Violent Crime Grant Program funds to continue and expand the successful work of the department's recently founded Gang Investigation Team and the Jennings Police Department/Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Violent Crime Task Force by developing and implementing a crime analysis and violent crime case review and prevention program. The program has the following two goals: 1) Effectively identify and track gang and violent crime trends and offenders, enabling targeted enforcement efforts to be directed where they can be the most productive in responding to and preventing violent crime; and, 2) Develop and implement sound methods of documenting and sharing intelligence information on criminal street gangs within the Jennings Police Department and other agencies.


Date Created: September 12, 2007