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Nationwide Crime Analysis Capability Building Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,470,548)

This program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by Pub. L. No.112-55, div. B, title II, 125 Stat. 552, 615, the Byrne Competitive Program helps communities improve the functioning and capacity of their state and local criminal justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local, state and tribal needs.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), in partnership with the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, Inc. (IJIS), will develop a nationwide crime analysis capability. They will identify, assess, and leverage best practices and lessons learned from existing Crime Analysis Centers (CACs). CACs utilize technological and analytical capabilities to provide real-time information to officers responding to service calls and developing situations. IIR/IJIS will design technical solutions that enable real-time sharing of crime data and analytical products on a local, regional, and statewide basis; emphasize regional collaboration to address particular crime; inform fusion centers regarding what products and services would assist the mission of CACs. They will enable CACs to provide better support to local law enforcement agencies in fighting crime; promote consistent technology architecture; and ensure CAC staff members utilize available training programs and adhere to national guidelines and best practices for law enforcement analytical capabilities.


Date Created: August 5, 2012