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Alternate Vehicles for Community Policing Enhancement Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $12,808)

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 Casselberrywill use the FY 2011 JAG funds for the Alternate Vehicles for Community Policing Enhancement Initiative. The Casselberry Police Department will purchase patrol bicycles. The patrol bicycles will provide the officers with the means to access areas which are inaccessible by a patrol vehicle. The additional patrol bicycles will be of particular importance as the city continues to develop its bike trail, which, upon conclusion, will be approximately six miles in length and inaccessible to motor vehicles. The goal of the project is to expand the Department's efforts in providing enhanced and alternate policing efforts for the community.


Date Created: August 14, 2011