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Village of Hempstead Crime Reduction and Diversion Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,000,000)

The Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program (CBCR) supports local and tribal communities to effectively target and address violent crime issues in distressed, high-crime neighborhoods through coordinated cross-sector approaches that are linked with broader neighborhood revitalization efforts.

The goal of CBCR is to reduce crime, increase trust, and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to rebuild and revitalize neighborhoods. Through a broad cross-sector partnership team, including neighborhood residents, CBCR grantees target neighborhoods with hot spots of violent and serious crime and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to accomplish this goal.

The goal of Hempstead Police Department’s (HPD’s) CBCR project is to tailor individual solutions to each of the village’s hot spots by leveraging research and data into a comprehensive strategy. HPD’s ultimate goal is to completely negate gun violence, but a more realistic goal is to further decrease gun-related violence on a yearly basis. Proposed project activities include: hiring three new officers to perform proactive measures in hot spots; vehicle traffic safety stops by the HPD Traffic Bureau in hot spots and the use of LPRs to gather data, impound vehicles when justified, and arrest offenders with outstanding warrants; continued leverage of research and data to combat gun crime in village hot spots; and aggressive investigation by the HPD Juvenile Aid Bureau concerning juveniles associated with gun-related crimes, when necessary.

Date Created: November 2, 2020