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Vehicles for Special Operations Patrols to Reduce Gun Violence

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $183,126)

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 Norfolk will use the JAG funds to purchase four marked patrol cars for the city police department. These vehicles will be used by the police department's special operations team to increase patrols in areas with the highest incidents of violent crimes and crimes involving firearms, based on crime analysis data from calls of service.


Date Created: August 25, 2016