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City of Dubuque and Dubuque County 2008 Law Enforcement and Prevention Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $20,040)

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 Dubuque and Dubuque County's Law Enforcement and Prevention Project will use FY 2008 Local JAG funding to assist law enforcement with enforcement, intervention, and prevention efforts. Funding will provide additional officer presence in defined enforcement areas. The program is a multi-law enforcement agency effort between the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office and the Dubuque Police Department to investigate activity related to illegal drug distribution. The grant program will fund overtime for task force officers to continue investigations for the apprehension and prosecution of illegal drug distributors, manufacturers, and users. The program also funds Territory Accountability Design Initiatives by providing overtime funds for Special Project Enforcement Teams, Special Weapons, Citizen Police Academy, and tactical operations for the enforcement and apprehension related to various crime spree efforts. These special task force teams suppress crime sprees related to area burglaries, robberies, identity thefts, organized shoplifting, alcohol, financial crimes, and other organized joint criminal behaviors. To assist and strengthen coordination, the Community Oriented Policing (COP) Captain coordinates and assists Territory Lieutenants and District Patrol Captains on ongoing community policing tactics and strategies and meets with the local community about business and resident concern. The Law Enforcement and Prevention Project empowers and encourages cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships between local stakeholders. Additionally, grant funds will be used to purchase special equipment for the application of rapid responses to law enforcement needs.


Date Created: August 21, 2008