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Police Equipment and Overtime Projects for Community Crime Solutions

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $189,044)

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 Raleigh and Wake County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the Fiscal Year 2014 JAG program to carry out projects that will improve their effectiveness within the communities they serve. The Raleigh Police Department will use the funding to pay overtime and fringes to sworn officers working on problem-oriented policing projects to combat specific crime and disorder problems in communities within the city. These projects will involve many strategies, including community outreach, youth education and crime prevention, and the use of intelligence-led policing methods. The Wake County Sheriff's Office will use their portion of the funding to procure in-car camera systems for law enforcement officers. The cameras will be used to record traffic stops, emergency responses, vehicle pursuits, and other encounters with the public. The video from in-car cameras aid in the accountability and transparency of an agency and allow for review of both the officer's actions suspect's conduct. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2014