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Community Policing Initiatives

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $29,332)

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 grant to hire a program director to provide oversight of the police department's community outreach programs. The position will be a liaison between police, businesses and government agencies in addition to overseeing daily operations of the Police Athletic League, Explorers and other projects/programs. The project goals are to ensure options are available for at-risk families and children through proactive crime prevention, community awareness, collaboration and community policing initiatives as the local economic struggles toward recovery.


Date Created: August 11, 2011