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Holiday Robbery Task Force 2008

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,228)

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 Delray Beach Police Department will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $21,228 to assist the department in offsetting the costs for officer overtime to reduce and deter robberies during the holiday season from November 25, 2008, through December 31, 2008. The Delray Beach Police Department's Holiday Task Force is operational for the past ten years from Thanksgiving to the New Year's Day. The Task Force saturates all shopping centers in the City of Delray Beach with high visibility patrols. As a result of the Holiday Robbery Task Force, incidents of thefts or other serious crime has gone down.


Date Created: August 7, 2008