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Teleserve Continuation Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $92,743)

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 Kansas City Police Department will continue to use grant funds from the FY 2012 Bureau of Justice Assistance JAG Local Program for their Teleserve Unit. Funds will be used to hire staff to facilitate service calls from the community. The Teleserve Officers obtain important information from citizens regarding incidents, reports, and investigations. By obtaining information via telephone, it enables law enforcement personnel to patrol the streets. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 28, 2012