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Citizen Information through Technology Enhancements Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $80,367)

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 Petersburg will use JAG funds to support the Petersburg Police Department. They will fund police officer overtime to participate in traditional community policing activities giving citizens a way to develop relationships with officers in an effort to reduce crime rates by building community trust. Increased efforts will be made by police officers to reach children via the McGruff® program by visiting schools, churches, and day care facilities to instill a sense of ownership in the safety of the community as early as possible. The Petersburg Police Department will also fund a new website to allow for increased police functionality with items such as Crime Solvers tips, presenting breaking news and participating in community functions such as National Night Out, neighborhood watch, and other department events.


Date Created: August 27, 2009