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Crime Mapping Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,693)

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 Massillon will use the JAG award to upgrade crime mapping software for the police department. The purchase of this software is part of the city's goal of a comprehensive community-based directed patrol strategy. Preventive patrol structured in this manner will allow data sharing across all aspects of the criminal justice system as well within the community to initiate an integrated directed patrol strategy.


Date Created: August 31, 2010