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Drug Violence Enforcement Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $357,739)

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 City of Detroit will support the Drug Violence Enforcement Project to reduce the sale and use of narcotics within the city. The Detroit Police Department will mobilize narcotics officers into all six police districts where they can put a 'strong hold' on illegal drugs and bring about peace and tranquility in the neighborhoods. The grant will allow officers to conduct constant operations by deploying personnel beyond the 40 hour work week. Officers will focus their enforcement actions on violations of the Controlled Substance Act, carrying a concealed weapon, asset forfeiture, and nuisance abatement. Operations will be similar to a blitz operation and will focus on maximum deployment of narcotics officers to a particular high crime area. In addition, the narcotics blitz will consist of a centralized execution of search warrants, forfeiture of assets, process of prisoners, and assessment of those arrested for treatment or rehabilitation.


Date Created: August 24, 2008