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Smart Policing Expansion Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $203,793)

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 Bakersfield will use FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance abilities to identify, target, and prevent emerging and chronic crime. The initiative will be implemented by the city's police department through the support of officer overtime associated with patrols based on smart policing initiatives. Funds will also be used to purchase an evidence based data collection system that will create maps and reports of crime data.


Date Created: August 31, 2010