Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $343,050)
The FY 2017 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime is designed to enable strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies and with identified partnerships to address specific local or regional crime problems. This program is funded under the "reserved funds" section (42 U.S.C. section 3756(b)(1)) of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The "reserved funds" section provides that up to 5 percent of the funds available to carry out the JAG Program may be granted for one or more of the purposes specified at 42 U.S.C. section 3751 upon a determination that such a grant is necessary to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime. 42 U.S.C. section 3756(b)(1).
The City of Lansing Police Department plans to address the high volume of aggravated assaults which has resisted the overall downward crime trend the city has experienced in the last year. An objective related to this goal include capturing relevant data associated to the victims and accused of the assaults to identify patterns which can be addressed through a coordinated strategy. An additional objective includes the implementation of technology to create a real time information sharing network which can be used and disseminated to responding patrol officers, investigating detectives and dispatchers. CA/NCF