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Safeguarding Providence Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $118,329)

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 Providence will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $118,329 to pay for overtime. The Providence Police Department will use the funds to pay overtime for officers conducting extended foot and bike patrol in high crime areas and around critical infrastructure as assigned by the Department Command Staff or a District Lieutenant. The Providence Police Department believes that with implementation of extended foot and bike patrol Providence will be a safer place for those who live, work, and visit.


Date Created: September 4, 2008