MINNEAPOLIS, MN

HENNEPIN COUNTY

Grant: $5,763,414 - Department of Justice - Aug. 12, 2009

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Award Description: The Justice Assistant Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courst, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes and procedures. Hennepin County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Recovery Act JAG funds with 17 jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the Recovery Act to include hiring of personnel, retaining and training staff, purchasing essential equipment, purchasing and leasing vehicles, obtaining supplies, purchasing computers, purchasing firearms and protective gear, obtaining video and audio recording equipment, and supporting overtime.

Project Description: Brooklyn Center purchased Tasers, software, and replaced equipment in 15 squad cars, Champlin used JAG funds towards the purchase and set up of a squad car. Eden Prairie purchased softward and hardware and retained employment of seasonal park rangers. Edina provided law enforcement officers at a suburban mall to curb incidents. Golden Valley purchased a wireless communication security system; electronic roll-call technology; and provided 84 hours of overtime for Homicide Cold Case Detectives. Hopkins replaced in-car camera systems for 10 squad cars, replaced cameras and recording system for interview rooms, jail and police facility. Maple Grove purchased USB hubs for 25 squad cars. Minneapolis retained the jobs of 83.72 FTE police officers. Minnetonka purchased two police patrol bicycles. Robbinsdale retained 1.1 Police Officers. St. Louis Park retained the services of school liaison officers who provide services to all school district buildings, administrative staff and teachers.

Jobs Summary: Police Officers, Park Rangers (seasonal employees who patrol city parks, enforce ordinances, direct traffic, staff special events and perform minor maintenance tasks), school liaison officers (act as resource and provide police services to schols within community), Detectives (homicide cold case), community action coordinator, drug force officer. All retained. (Total jobs reported: 88)

Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed

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Funds Recipient

HENNEPIN COUNTY
HENNEPIN COUNTY GOVT CTR, MN 55487
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Place of Performance

A-2303 Government Center
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487
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