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The Coral Gables Police Department's Anti-Graffiti Program.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,767)

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 Coral Gables will use the 2009 local JAG funds to purchase a FlashCAM-880 deterrent system to take high resolution pictures of offenders that will be stored and downloaded into a notebook for identification, prosecution, and restitution. The city will also purchase a Merlin graffiti sensor designed to notify personnel of immediate vandalism occurring so that an arrest can be made. With these purchases, the city is looking to stop or deter graffiti in an effort to reduce manpower, re-painting, and cleanup costs.


Date Created: August 24, 2009