Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $1,967,566)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.
The core goals of the Cincinnati Police Department's crime surveillance camera project are the reduction of violent crime and associated causes within the City and the enhancement of successful prosecution of offenders. Associated goals include the stabilization of community investment, economic revitalization in declining neighborhoods, and an increase in the public perception of safety in the community. The deployment of a crime surveillance camera network will enhance the Department's ability to respond to crimes in progress, to monitor crowd movement, and to conduct post incident investigations. The measurement of the project's success will be conducted through crime analysis of the designated areas before and during deployment of the surveillance cameras.