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Bladensburg Enforcement and (Crime) Suppression Team (BEST)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Prince George's County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,984)

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 town of Bladensburg will use their 2010 JAG award to pay overtime for officers on the Bladensburg Enforcement and crime Suppression Team (BEST). The BEST Program
will primarily direct its efforts to uniform and non-uniform patrol operations, directed by crime trend data to deter and suppress criminal activity in hot spot areas identified by crime trend analysis.


Date Created: August 19, 2010