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Miami Beach Police Sky Watch Tower Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $79,359)

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 grantee will use the award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used towards the purchase of a portable Sky Watch Tower to enhance current police enforcement and deterrence efforts to curb crime in identified areas and provide a visual police presence during events. The project goals are to enhance departmental crime reduction capabilities and resources, provide constant police presence in specific crime prone areas, and increase public safety through proactive means.


Date Created: August 31, 2011