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Kansas City Police Department - Operation ICON

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $700,000)

Strategies for Policing Innovation provides resources and opportunities to enable police agencies to identify and define their most pressing crime problems and institute lasting operational and organizational changes in their agencies. Recipients of this grant program will test promising crime prevention, response, and reduction practices; implement evidence-based interventions; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of police agencies’ processes and procedures; and establish a system for evaluating their effectiveness. SPI is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of Programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. These initiatives will coordinate proactively with the PSN team in the respective district of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) to enhance collaboration and strengthen the commitment to reducing violent crime.

The grantee will use the funds for costs related to high-visibility proactive policing under the initiative, Operation ICON (Impacting Crime in Our Neighborhoods). These efforts will include traffic enforcement, pedestrian checks, residential and business checks, and positive community engagement contacts within an identified high-crime 20 square mile geographic region of Kansas City, Kansas.

Date Created: October 1, 2018