Grant: $2,177,436 - Department of Justice - Jul. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
Project Description: Prior to the grant award, most outreach/education programs had ceased. Since, a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) was assigned to manage neighborhood complaints, reestablish efforts, and is working on a Social Nuisance Ordinance draft. A Citizen’s Police Academy was developed to aid in communication and education of citizens and recruit volunteers. A community survey was drafted to establish baselines measurements with accessibility and target audiences TBD. Old Neighborhood Watch rosters were obtained to soliciting input, survey, and help with projects. Volunteers were trained to manage non-emergency calls, assist with crime reporting, case status FU, etc. FBI Gang TF, Spec. Ops., and CLO met with managers where high CFS and crime has increased. With collaboration, ID of problem tenants, traditional crime fighting efforts, and specific crime prevention strategies are taking place. Use of Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) to manage Problem Oriented Policing Projects (POPP) initiated by field personnel is being researched. Organization credibility and professionalism are paramount for a foundation of success. Shifting from call volume / case priorities driving resources, emphasize on delivering high quality service is key. Increasing visibility / accessibility through use of Volunteer, Cadet, and Citizen on Patrol programs better integrate community and police. Cadets are our primary recruitment source. As such, It is critical to instill community policing philosophies into daily curriculums and include 'quality of life issues such as abandoned vehicles.
Jobs Summary: Rehire (Post-Application layoffs) Six (6) positions filled. (Total jobs reported: 6)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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