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Training and Use Of Force Upgrades

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $166,788)

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 Justice Assistance Grant (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 City of Cleveland Police Department will use its JAG Recovery grant in the amount of $166,788 to complete a departmental firing range that would provide training for officers in the area of safety and proficiency. This will produce a more qualified police department and improve the safety of the community. Additional funds will be utilized to assist in the completion of the taser cam program, which will enhance officer safety and accountability. Another major area of concern to be funded will be the Safe Schools Initiative. This will be accomplished by purchasing ballistic shields and hallagan tools for School Resource Officers and supervisors. This equipment will be used to assist in controlling dangerous situations in the city's schools. The police department's overall law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities will provide a vital role in the community's safety.


Date Created: June 8, 2009