2009 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Allocation
|Federal Agency: U.S. Dept. of Justice
||Type of Funding: Formula
|Project Name: Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Allocation
||Requested Dollar Amount: $159,778
||Awarded Dollar Amount: $159,778
|Project Quarterly Report: Download (PDF)
||Matching Dollar Amount: $0
These grant funds will support two projects that support police activities.
Community Policing $120,000
Officers’ primary responsibility is to personally engage and interact with citizens to identify and solve those factors directly affecting the community. Current economic times have caused a decrease in revenue which has resulted in a budget reduction of 15.5% of overtime and this has significantly impacted our community oriented policing (COP) efforts. Grant funding will be used to supplement community oriented policing overtime for the department and joint special programs with the Criminal Investigations Section. The overtime would bridge the economic gap and continue our community oriented policing efforts for special neighborhood details such as deploying the Target Enforcement Unit (TEU) to saturate identified areas of crime, target career criminals, and assist investigators in locating and arresting wanted suspect. Funds would further expand the partnership with the Peoria Unified School District and our School Resource Officer program creating a full connection with our children in the community.
Crime Analysis $39,778
Crime analysis software is an investigative tool that assists the City of Peoria Police Department’s strategic planning section in timely planning and research activities, analyzing and projecting crime trends, and neighborhood livability. Grant funding will be utilized for crime analysis software and hardware upgrades along with any associated training. The software will assist us in enhancing, refining and reviewing new methods, using Statistical Reporting, Crime Analysis, and Grid Immersion Analysis. Identifying and projecting crime trends directly impact community livability and the redeveloping of neighborhoods. With enhanced analysis we are able to provide community education, facilitate the identification and prevention of crime and disorder through strategic problem solving to improve community safety and livability of neighborhoods. Through this community relationship, appropriate levels of services can be identified, developed, and modified to meet the changing needs of the community.