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Intelligence-Led Policing Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $481,347)

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).

Miami Dade County, through the Miami Dade Police Department (MDPD) police department, will use this Fiscal Year 2016 JAG award to enhance MDPD’s intelligence gathering and police operations with investments in technology and specialized equipment. The Intelligence-Led Policing project proposes several enhancements to facilitate successful investigations and improve officer safety, which include: 1) surveillance cameras for the Homeland Security Bureau; 2) computer hardware, software, and supplies for recruitment initiatives for the Personnel Management Bureau; 3) software and hardware telecommunications equipment to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the MDPD Real Time Crime Center for intra- and inter-agency criminal information sharing; 4) License Plate Readers which provide the tag, vehicle description and direction of travel to assist officers in apprehending violent perpetrators; 5) tactical patrol rifle mounts for uniform patrol personnel; 6) digital cameras for uniformed officers to capture scenes of evidentiary value.


Date Created: August 23, 2016