Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,648)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The city of New London will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $24,648 to cover overtime costs within the New London Police Department. One officer will be assigned to the Anti-Violence Unit to combat street-level narcotics trafficking and associated gun violence, covering approximately 73 deployments. The Anti-Violence Unit will coordinate with members of the Vice and Intelligence Section as well as the Statewide Narcotics Task Force and Uniformed Services Division to increase gun and narcotic arrests in targeted areas.