Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $75,695)
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 grantee will use the grant to support a newly created Patrol Bicycle Squad within the Miami Gardens Police Department. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase police bicycles, related equipment, and uniforms. In addition, the Department will purchase and outfit Segways to facilitate a more approachable way of traversing and interacting with the community. The project goals are to enhance public safety and reduce crime.