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Concentrated Center City Patrol Initiative

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $140,561)

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).

Lehigh County and the city of Allentown will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards essential law enforcement services aimed at enhancing community policing efforts. Specifically, the city will support officer overtime associated with saturated patrols of targeted areas to curb gang activity and drug trafficking. Though the county is a partner in this grant, the entire award will be used for the city's initiative. For administrative purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 18, 2009