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Kissimmee Police Officer Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $52,433)

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 Kissimmee will use the JAG funds to continue to fund the salary and benefits of one police sergeant and two police officer positions within the Kissimmee Police Department. These positions are assigned to the Patrol Division and work in conjunction with the Department's focused policing strategy to address identified crime and disorder problems in neighborhoods throughout the city. Additionally, a portion of the grant will be used to administer the funds and complete reports.


Date Created: August 22, 2010