Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $40,741)
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 Peoria will use JAG funds to support law enforcement initiatives and equipment for the Peoria Police Department. Specifically, funds will support officer overtime, contractual services, binoculars, video cameras, and rifles. The project goals are to: improve public safety and community livability by decreasing the number of blighted properties; promote Community Oriented Policing by continuing to engage local youth in a program that has proven to be effective; enhance the ability of surveillance detectives to monitor criminal activity in a covert manner; and, increase the effectiveness and safety of officers who respond to major incidents.
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