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Safer Streets Using Hot Spot Policing

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,876)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase crime mapping software to aid in hot spot policing and will be used to pay officer overtime to conduct saturation/directed patrols in high crime areas or in neighborhoods experiencing a particular problem. Grant funds will be utilized to purchase radios which will also provide interoperable communications between the Altoona Police Department and the Sheriff's Department. The equipment/technology purchases and saturation details will enhance both citizen and officer safety. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014