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City of Norfolk Law Enforcement Program.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $198,227)

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 Norfolk will utilize the JAG funds to support the police department by providing overtime to police officers to address hot spots and increase community policing. The Norfolk Police Department plans to purchase a police vehicle, policing gear, and provide training for two Crisis Intervention Team officers. Funds will also be used to pay membership fees to an informational service that allows police officers to access policy and research forums and educational materials. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 24, 2014