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IACP Discover Policing Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $407,723)

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 International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. (IACP) will use the funds to create a Discover Policing web site and develop supporting marketing materials for the site. The goal of the site is to enhance capacity and promote recruitment success in law enforcement collectively and in its component agencies individually. The Discover Policing web site will be designed to serve as the premier source of information on the internet concerning policing as a professional option. Linked with this career information database will be an active job board, featuring current job openings and the capability for candidates to post their resumes and apply for jobs online.


Date Created: September 5, 2007