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Crime Prevention & Predictive Policing Services Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Haven
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $38,883)

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 town of Hamden will use awarded JAG funds to purchase a predictive policing software program that provides command staff, crime analysts, and patrol officers with predictions for where and when crime is most likely to occur such as property crime, drug crime, gun violence, gang activity, and traffic incidents based on past type, place, and time of crime and supported by an algorithm based on criminal behavior patterns. Grant funds will also be used to purchase police bicycles for patrols in high crime neighborhoods throughout the town of Hamden.

Date Created: July 29, 2015