Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $24,798)
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 Statesville, through the Statesville Police Department, will utilize the JAG funds to support its Impact Policing initiative with overtime and training and to purchase law enforcement equipment. The initiative uses existing collaborations and an integration of evidence-based, problem-oriented policing strategies (1) to reduce UCR Part 1 violent and property crimes; (2) to improve officers knowledge and response to recurring community problems; (3) reduce repeat calls for service involving repeat locations, offenders, and victims; and (4) to strengthen communities in order to prevent future crimes and sustain crime rate reductions.