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Schenectady County District Attorney's Office Gang Investigator; Schenectady Police Department Target Specific Overtime.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $55,492)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the City and County of Schenectady will use the FY 2012 JAG funds for personnel costs. Specifically, the funds will be used to support a Schenectady County District Attorney Confidential Investigator (CI) position, primarily assigned as a gang investigator (GI). The main objective is to investigate and prosecute recently identified violent street gangs that have formed within Schenectady. The funds will support the Schenectady Police Department in combating specific criminal activity identified through the intelligence gathered and analyzed by the Schenectady Police Department Office of Field Intelligence, resulting in enhanced detection and prevention of targeted crimes, and aiding in crime reduction and solving.


Date Created: July 30, 2012