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Police Equipment and Overtime Projects for Community Crime Solutions

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $167,851)

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 are identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of 2015 JAG funds allocated to them to improve law enforcement effectiveness in the community. The Raleigh Police Department will use their share of the funds for overtime for officers working on problem-oriented policing projects, which include community outreach, youth education and crime prevention, and intelligence-led policing methods. The Wake County Sheriff’s office will use their share of the funds to purchase in-car camera systems for law enforcement officers. Recordings provide an unbiased account of events and can be used as training tools, aid in the accountability of officers, and improve public safety.


Date Created: September 2, 2015