Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $492,553)
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 City of Toledo Police Department will use the BJA funds to acquire gunshot detection technology that could be used in conjunction with existing surveillance cameras to detect these crimes the instant they happen, gather video evidence of the persons and vehicles involved, and quickly dispatch officers to the scene to gather physical evidence (such as shell casings) before this evidence can be destroyed. Because this technology will greatly increase the amount of evidence, investigative leads, and intelligence information regarding these crimes, the Toledo Police Department will hire an additional crime analyst to review and organize this information, and assist officers and detectives with their violent crime investigations. NCA/NCF
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