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Innovative Law Enforcement Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $42,081)

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 Cleveland will utilize the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds of $42,081 to purchase audio and video equipment to outfit an interview room. This would allow officers to safely interview suspects in a controlled environment, use the collected footage for evidence in court, and better equip the officers. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 9, 2010