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Reduce Property and Violent Crime Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $34,452)

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).

Titusville City will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award to fund law enforcment initiatives for the Titusville Police Department. Specifically, grant funds will be used for selective overtime initiatives to reduce property and violent crime. Overtime will enable an increase in the number of officers that can be used, and/or extend their ability to search for violent offenders; apprehend local career criminals and others with active warrants. In addition, the funding will allow increased attention to critical domestic violence follow-up, court order compliance checks, and support a concentrated tracking of local sexual predators.


Date Created: August 19, 2010