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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department - Public Safety Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will use funding from the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards Program for law enforcement to support manpower for special projects, supplies and equipment for proper investigations, evidence collection for sound convictions, personnel overtime for hot spot projects, and investigative equipment for the narcotics unit. Unit assignments will align closely with the commanders of the three districts working collectively on hot spot initiatives. Additionally, training will be conducted across the three districts by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and the Marion County Forensics Services Agency to increase the number of officers trained who will serve as evidence technicians. Supplies will be purchased to upgrade the evidence collection process.


Date Created: September 28, 2009