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Problem oriented policing initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $45,277)

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 or Haverhill will use Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Haverhill Police Department. Specific purchases will include two SUV Ford Explorer marked patrol vehicles for the Sergeants. These vehicles will be utilized by Patrol Supervisors for numerous community policing functions to include command posts for emergencies, prostitution stings, and narcotics arrests. They will also be utilized to place and remove three speed trailers throughout the City. The purchase of these vehicles is essential to the maintenance of public safety and good order. The sergeants and officers will utilize a problem oriented policing strategy to increase public safety. The officers will perform directed patrols, work with social service agencies, participate in community meetings and work with crime watch groups.


Date Created: August 31, 2010