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Community Policing II

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,243)

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 town of Windham will use fiscal year 2009 JAG funds in the amount of $12,243 to cover overtime costs for the Willimantic Police Department. The department will increase police presence in targeted neighborhoods with an estimated forty, eight hour shifts. These targeted neighborhoods have been historically plagued with Uniform Crime Reports - Part 1 crimes. It is anticipated that residents in these areas will feel safer with additional patrols, thereby improving the quality of life and trust in law enforcement.


Date Created: September 16, 2009