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Beverly Police Crime Prevention Safer Streets Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $14,705)

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 Beverly will use the FY 2010 JAG funds for the Beverly Police Crime Prevention Safer Streets Program. The grant funds will be used to support law enforcement and enhance the Crime Prevention Partnership. The Beverly Police Department's goal for this project will be to obtain a reduction in crime by enhancement and implementation of proven crime prevention strategies. The funds will be used for personnel costs for the continued support of the crime analysis unit. Monthly meetings will be held to examine and monitor current and proposed police programs with the main priorities of reducing crime and the fear of crime. The Academy will educate Beverly citizens about the internal workings of the police department. Officers will present traffic safety and awareness programs and conduct hot spot traffic enforcement. The Bike Patrol Units will focus on assisting the public by crime prevention, deterrent patrol checks, and special event assistance. Furthermore, this program will educate area students on the effects of alcohol and its consequences when operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Assignments will be based on citizen concerns and input as well as current data analysis.


Date Created: August 31, 2010