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Improving Public Safety and Community Policing

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $427,310)

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 New Haven will use awarded grant funds in the amount of $427,310.00 under the 2010 Justice Assistance Grant to provide management and professional development training for officers at a cost of $270,000.00. Grant funds will pay for officer overtime for the local citizen police academy and neighborhood block watches, as well as for the police explorers program and the Tactical and Administrative Strategies through Crime Analysis (TASCA) program in the amount of 51,000.00. Grant funds will also pay for equipment such as computers, software, phones, and printers in the amount of $103,810.


Date Created: August 3, 2010