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Pitt County Gang Prevention Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,717)

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 County of Pitt will create a gang investigator position in the Pitt County Sheriff's Office (PCSO). The position will supplement the efforts of the Community Operations Division and work closely with its existing staff (gang investigators, truancy deputies, and a Project Safe Neighborhoods coordinator) to ensure cohesiveness towards anti-gang efforts using both enforcement and education. By increasing the number of gang investigators, PCSO will add another resource to address the reduction of gang activity and focus on the identification, investigation, and prosecution of individuals and gangs committing illegal activities.


Date Created: August 12, 2008