Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,104)
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 College Park Police Department will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funding to purchase a LeadsOnline investigative computer based program. This program will allow the College Park Police Department investigators to investigate burglaries, thefts of property, identity thefts, and other crimes involving the illegal transference of property, such as metal thefts, in a more efficient manner leading to more arrests and prosecutions. The Department will also purchase two motor scooters that will be used in the Community Policing Program for community events such as parades, National Night Out events, music events and other activities that would hinder or limit use of a full size patrol vehicle. The motor scooter would not be used for routine patrol activities, but would be used in these and other community events for the visual deterrent of public gathering crimes such as purse snatching, pick pocketing, and thefts from parked cars.