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Roanoke Police Bicycle Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $51,083)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The City of Roanoke Police Department will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funding to support the operation of a Bike Patrol Program that has enhanced the Police Department's (PD) community policing abilities for the last thirteen years. JAG funds will allow the PD to provide citizens of Roanoke with approximately 1,582 hours of additional patrol hours. The Roanoke Police Department has assisted with the establishment of several neighborhood watches and neighborhood councils. The goal of the Police Department Bicycle Patrol Program is to continue to provide honest, efficient, and effective law enforcement services based on community policing principles through the of proactive police.


Date Created: August 19, 2008