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Neighborhood drug commitment

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $76,143)

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 Pawtucket Police Department will use the grant to support the vice units overtime cost on drug and prostitution investigations in Operation Neighborhood Drug Commitment. The goal is to provide a safer community for citizens. They will continue with Operation Community commitment within the Narcotic Unit. The goals of the operation are to commit department efforts to Neighborhood problems that arise from drug and prostitution. These goals will be accomplished continuing to combat both drug dealers and drug houses in the City of Pawtucket. The narcotic unit will also run several long term drug investigations that will be focused on "major drug dealers" supplying our neighborhoods.


Date Created: September 8, 2011