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Research & Development Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,244)

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 Fitchburg will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to cover salary and benefits for the Fitchburg Police Department. The department will hire and maintain a part-time Research and Development employee who will identify risks in the community. Data will be gathered and presented at all-staff department meetings, held on a monthly basis. Duties for this position will include publishing maps, compiling crime statistics, and organizing presentations. This position will help in improving the deployment of officers throughout the city by a thorough review of quantitative and qualitative data analysis.


Date Created: August 20, 2009