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Homestead Police Department Community Crime Reduction Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $89,229)

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 Homestead will use their JAG award to combat gang-related crime through the Homestead Police Department Community Crime Reduction Initiative. Funds will support overtime for officers to conduct saturation activities and community policing techniques. The goal is to build a positive relationship and rapport with residents, strengthen trust between all, and provide an avenue for residents to report criminal activity. In addition to overtime, funds will be used for supplies to document all law enforcement activities and for a part-time data entry clerk who will enter all information related to JAG activities into the database along with field information cards that are provided by the officers working the JAG special details.


Date Created: August 17, 2010