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Shotspotter and the Tampa PD

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $500,000)

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).

Project goals and objectives for the City of Tampa include 1. Reduce firearm crimes and gang violence by 5-10% over a two-year period through enhanced enforcement in the target areas; 2. Incorporate an effective strategy toward preventing firearm violence by coordinating three key components: people, process, and technology; and 3. Increase and improve the use of data through partnerships to monitor trends and patterns in gun and gang crime within the target areas. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 26, 2017