Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $499,694)
The FY 2018 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. The TIPS Program is designed to enable strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies with identified partnerships to address specific local or regional crime problems. Often these efforts will require a multidisciplinary response involving law enforcement, analysts and/or investigators, information technology staff, public safety and/or first responders, adjudications and/or courts, corrections, human services organizations, and other stakeholders.
The Flint Police Department (PD) will use the BJA funds to reduce violent assaults by using criminal data analytics and video surveillance. The Flint PD will use information collected and data analyzed to direct department resources to the needed areas. It will also enable Flint PD to share real-time data with other law enforcement to address crime patterns and trends, and seek their help in addressing them. CA/NCF