Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $80,234)
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 Chelsea will use the JAG award to support the Chelsea Police Department (CPD) through continued deployment of specialized gang, drug and anti-crime units assigned to focused crime reduction initiatives. Funds will be used for personnel costs to allow for more officers to be in the community and to impact high crime areas as directed by crime analysis, community input and intelligence. The increased police presence of officers will provide greater visibility in covert operations at specified target locations throughout the city. CPD will coordinate with the community directly, regional police departments, state police, federal agencies and community groups in a comprehensive effort to reduce crime.