U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

The Chicago Police Department's FY17 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS): Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime Smart Collaboration Platform Project

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Past Project Period End Date
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $499,926)

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 Chicago Police Department will use FY 2017 TIPS funding to develop a Smart Collaboration Platform that defines problems
and routinizes direct engagement between public safety stakeholders to develop collaborative problem-solving strategies. The platform will benefit from CLEAR's case management and data analytics environment and be designed to: accept information from the public through community-developed applications; track implementation and efficacy of specific interventions;
provide status updates to the community; and integrate into fusion center-type decision-making technologies deployed at the District level. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2017