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Targeted Patrols Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,692)

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 Lawrence will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $21,692 to pay police officers overtime to conduct four-hour targeted patrols that will address the chronic crime throughout the city. The targeted patrols will be used to expand law enforcement coverage, and increase presence of community policing officers assigned in and around the targeted areas. The funds will also be used to cover administrative costs including paperwork processing, maintenance of fiscal records, and reports within the department.


Date Created: August 24, 2008