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Painesville Assignment: Safe Streets (PASS)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $67,076)

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 Painesville Assignment: Safe Streets (PASS) project is a multi-agency project involving local, state, and federal officers. The Painesville Police Department has formed a team of officers to address the significant increase in street-based gangs and criminal activity and the team works collaboratively with state and federal law enforcement. They will develop a database to log all intelligence, including pictures, addresses, criminal activity, and other pertinent data. Officers will also collect data from residents, confidential informants, and undercover surveillance to identify areas with significant gang activity and increase police presence in the targeted areas. The Painesville Police Department will ask the City Council to pass an ordinance against graffiti that includes a timeframe for removal. Officers will conduct training for middle school students to prevent their involvement in street gangs. Crime statistics and intelligence reports will be used to evaluate project success.


Date Created: August 20, 2008