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The Lowell Police Department Civilian Staff Retention Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $127,575)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 city of Lowell will use the JAG award to support the Lowell Police Department (LPD). Funds will be used to fund a portion of five civilian staff members. The JAG funds will be instrumental in retaining three members of the Research and Development Unit, an intelligence analyst, and the volunteer/community outreach coordinator. By retaining these staff members, the LPD will be able to maintain its community policing philosophy, locate and secure grant funding, and continue to utilize crime data and intelligence to drive deployment decisions.


Date Created: August 30, 2010