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Nassau County Police Department Crime Prevention Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $68,959)

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).

Nassau County, through the police department, will direct funding towards multiple criminal justice initiatives in the community. The first project will support overtime for county police department officers in order to increase officer availability for patrol and support related functions that include the continuation of the county's Gang Resistance Education and Training program. The second project involves a joint partnership between the police department and the county Coalition Against Domestic Violence which aims to identify, reach, and assist victims of domestic violence. Through this collaborative approach, goals of supporting victim participation in the adjudication process, and facilitating effective and coordinated community response to domestic violence are achieved. The third grant funded project will provide a summer outreach program for local tens attending summer school and summer camp in an effort to promote positive community relations between law enforcement and youth. Remaining funds will support training opportunities for city of Glen Cove police officers. The training will focus on crime mapping techniques, advanced computer skills, and statistical analysis for crime analysts.


Date Created: August 19, 2008