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Crime Reduction Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Crow Wing
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,053)

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 Brainerd will use this 2009 JAG award to increase police foot and bike patrol in its downtown business district. Much of the project focuses on safety for pedestrians and property, and the police department was committed to providing patrol officers for this effort. Increased police presence will promote one-on-one contact with citizens, improve police citizen relationships, and increase safety and security in the downtown district and surrounding regional trail system.


Date Created: August 23, 2009