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Community Policing Bike Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $38,364)

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 West Palm Beach will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $38,364 to fund overtime for the Bike Patrol Unit. The West Palm Beach Police Department will provide officers overtime funds to patrol targeted areas of their community in two-person bike teams. The bike teams will be deployed in eight-hour shifts, four-days a week in identified locations in the north and south areas of the city for 20 weeks. The police department will also purchase three fully outfitted patrol bicycles for the Bike Patrol Unit.


Date Created: August 21, 2008