Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $21,270)
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 recipient will use awarded JAG funds to supplement uniformed foot patrols in targeted at risk inner city neighborhoods in an effort to prevent and control crime. The supplemental uniformed foot patrols will be implemented in identified crime hot spots and focus on preventing, controlling, and suppressing street crime including gang and drug activity. The grantee will also use funds to purchase crime analysis software that will identify hot spot areas and assist the department in strategically focusing policing efforts.