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Overtime Funding for the Operation of the Street Level Criminal Apprehension Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $19,681)

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 Anderson will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to fund overtime for operation of the Police Department's "Street Level Criminal Apprehension Program." The primary goal of the program is to reduce the violent crime rate in the City of Anderson through saturated patrols of high crime areas. A secondary goal is to allow the department to take a proactive stance toward violent crime control by utilizing intelligence-led policing to analyze the local crime rate and crime trends; thereby, more effectively utilizing department resources by concentrating resources in areas where the data indicates that law enforcement is most needed. On an overtime bases, officers will conduct patrols in the high crime areas of the city, collect and maintain data to ensure that the program is making a significant impact on the violent crime rate, solicit feedback from the community regarding the patrols, and establish coordination with the Solicitor's Office to increase the conviction rate and other local law enforcement agencies in order to effectively combat the violent crime rate within the city limits.


Date Created: August 21, 2011