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2008 Raleigh Police Department & Wake County Sheriff's Department JAG

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $84,854)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the City of Raleigh and the County of Wake will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount $84,854 to identify crime problems in the City of Raleigh and implement strategies and solutions to solve those concerns, and to address officer safety in the Wake County Sheriff's Department. The Raleigh Police Department (RPD) will utilize this funding to provide overtime costs for officers to conduct community policing activities. Officers will collaborate with citizens and community groups to develop creative strategies to identify and solve chronic neighborhood problems using the SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment) model. The Wake County Sheriff's Department (WCSD) will acquire GPS tracking equipment to focus on undercover surveillance allowing deputies to track individuals from greater distances and longer periods of time, view live video, and record audio and video communications. It is anticipated that these features will allow deputies to conduct safer undercover operations. The RPD will receive $50,912 and the WCSD will utilize $33,942.


Date Created: August 20, 2008