Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $482,500)
The Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated (FI) Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program and a carve out from the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program that is aimed at combating extraordinary or precipitous increases in crime. The FI Program furthers the Departments mission by trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity to address the issues that bring fresh perspectives and ideas to enhance practices and prevent crime in the field.
The Phoenix Police Department will utilize grant funds to expand their Intelligence Officer (IO) program to a citywide program that will more effectively integrate intelligence gathering and analysis into patrol operations. The program involves training select officers to use and gather intelligence effectively in their day to day work in order to assist patrol officers in identifying suspects, closing cases expeditiously, and addressing crime proactively in chronic problem locations. The personnel and technology funded through the grant would sustain the program continue its expansion. The grant will also support the creation of materials that are beneficial to practitioners and policymakers, including reports, scholarly articles, and training protocols. CA/NCF