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City of Henderson Police Department Bike Patrol Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $45,627)

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 program 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 Henderson will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG award to create and implement a bike patrol program by embracing the community policing philosophy to reduce crime and connect with the community. This program will allow the Henderson Police Department to: (1) reduce crime or target specific crime trends based upon statistical information; (2) provide officers with another tool to use in their crime reduction efforts within their assigned duties/details; (3) provide an additional patrol option for city and private sponsored special events; and (4) enhance community connectivity through increased visibility.


Date Created: August 27, 2013