Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $599,344)
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 Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), in partnership with FirstPic, Inc., will implement a series of strategies to enhance local law enforcement efforts with the improvement and implementation of intelligence-led policing. MCCA will: establish clarity on what is meant by intelligence-led policing; develop a framework for best practices; and, improve the application of the principles of policing in a real life setting. They will refine principles, definitions and the implementation process to offer straight forward procedures. MCCA will conduct an assessment to establish a baseline of understanding and integration of intelligence-led policing.