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Revere Officer Retention Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $147,176)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars. Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The JAG Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The Revere Police Department (RPD) will utilize FY 2009 Recovery Act JAG funds to retain police officers. The primary goal is to maximize job creation. The RPD will utilize funds to retain three police officers after their graduation from the police academy. Without these grant funds, the officers would be laid off after graduation from the academy. These officers will help enhance community policing efforts and identify, reduce, and prevent crime and violence within the city of Revere. The RPD will meet this goal by maintaining proper staffing and continuing dedicated police patrols in and around the city. These patrols heighten law enforcement by providing officers with direct access to residents and the community they serve.


Date Created: May 5, 2009