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Nassau County Hot Spot Policing and Crime Deterrence Initiative

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $136,582)

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 JAG award to support the goal of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice services system through a collaborated law enforcement and community support based program. Specifically, the grant will be used to fund personnel and overtime costs. The strategies which will be utilized to accomplish this goal reflect evidence based and smart policing practices in proactively combating crime by: (1) Increasing available and targeted patrols in high risk areas based on crime analysis, in order to reduce crime and promote safe neighborhoods; (2) Providing timely assistance and support services to victims of domestic violence, in order to assist victims and deter further domestic crime; and, (3) Providing an overall enhanced presence of law enforcement officers in patrol and support functions, in order to increase availability and visibility of law enforcement throughout the County.


Date Created: August 27, 2012