Grant: $2,992,749 - Department of Justice - Jun. 17, 2009
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Award Description: The ARRA Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) provided funds to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The activities include, but are not limited to, the purchase of equipment, training, and the retention of 27 Police Officer positions that would have been eliminated without the JAG ARRA funding.
Project Description: The ARRA JAG funds have supported the following programs: The Neighborhood Liaison Officers (NLO) retained by the City with the grant funds remain the primary citizen contact for problem-oriented policing. Along with patrol officers and supervisors, NLOs share information on crime and disorder in the community, solicit input from the community regarding problems, and invite the community members to participate in solving those problems. Officers routinely work with community groups to identify problems and search for the underlying causes that allow these problems to occur. Together they formulate appropriate responses to reduce the problems while measuring their impact on these problems. NLOs provide an upward flow of information from neighborhood contacts to their supervisors and commanders. This includes: crime trends, intelligence information, rumors of unrest, hot spots, and any other information that could provide assistance to problem solving. The NLO can also recommend problem-solving initiatives based on community concerns. Thirty Sunrays with accessories were ordered this quarter by the City of Cincinnati. The Sunray pilot project is a testing of a computing environment that provides multiple cost savings to the Department. The desktops are virtual desktops that can be purchased at less than half the cost of a computer. Additional savings are realized in lower power consumption and lower costs to manage. In addition, Golf Manor ordered 4 radar units, Lockland used part of their funding for Officer training, Mt Healthy purchased 3 in-car video cameras, Loveland, Reading and Springfield purchased tasers.
Jobs Summary: To date a total of 4.15 FTE has been retained in the third quarter of 2009. The retained FTE are Neighborhood Liaison Officers that work within the City of Cincinnati. The start date of the activity funded by the grant was September 6th. The grant saved 27 officers? jobs but using the actual hours worked equated to 4.15FTE for the 3rd quarter. (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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