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Citizen Online Crime Reporting System Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,565)

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).

Cathedral City will use the JAG funds towards the implementation of a citizen online crime reporting system. Specifically, the police department will purchase online reporting software that is compatible with the current Records Management System (RMS.) The implementation of this software will allow citizens a user-friendly software interface to report minor incidents, no suspect misdemeanor crimes, and crime tips. It will allow users to submit forms through an online service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This will save crucial call time and allow officers to proactively focus on crime trends and will decrease response times for high priority calls.


Date Created: August 23, 2009