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STOP Violent Crime Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $330,000)

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 Township of Irvington will support the STOP Violent Crime Project at the Irvington Police Department funded Category I: Targeting Violent Crime. The goals of the project are to target gang and gang-related gun violence, drug distribution, and reduce the area's homicide rate. The Township of Irvington will purchase acoustic triangulation technology capable of identifying, locating, and sending a visual location of gunshots and an integrated real-time broadband camera system to identify suspects of criminal activity.


Date Created: September 25, 2007