Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $532,216)
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 Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) will utilize the city's Fiscal Year 2014 JAG funds to enhance the following initiatives: Ensure MNPD personnel maintain needed skills and certifications by attending professional and mandatory specialized training; Enhance Community Policing initiatives and service accountability and response to community concerns; and continue the MNPDs success in overall crime reduction and community satisfaction with MNPD services. The goal of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is to provide the public with the most effective and efficient police services so that people within the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County area can experience a safe and peaceful community. NCA/NCF