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Chelsea JAG 15 Local

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $47,606)

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 Chelsea will utilize award funds to: continue deployment of specialized gang, drug and anti-crime units to focus on crime reduction initiatives; engage community input through direct officer public interaction, community meetings; use computer technology to communicate with the public via text-to–tips and hotlines; enhance coordination with Crime Analysis Unit to pin point trends and geographic locations around city where crime or disturbances are happening; and collaborate with Crime Watch Coordinator who will be working with community partners.

Date Created: August 9, 2015