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Quality of Life Improvement Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $21,664)

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 Village of Freeport will use the FY 2011 JAG funds for the "Quality of Life Improvement Program" for the Village of Freeport Police Department. The goal of this program is to decrease factors that lower the quality of life for the residents of the Village of Freeport. This will be accomplished through the use of funds for overtime police patrols and investigations. The overtime pay will allow for an increase in police patrols in locations that have displayed an increase in calls for service. The presence of patrol is expected to intercept, monitor and disperse disorderly groups and potentially violent or combative gang factions.


Date Created: August 29, 2011