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File #: 22-0213    Name: Renewal Applications for JAG & DMV Grants
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/1/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration for the Applications for the Annual Renewals of the Justice Assistance Grant for Part I Crimes Task Force and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for an Aggressive Driving/DUI Interdiction and Pedestrian Safety Grants for the Police Department.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration for the Applications for the Annual Renewals of the Justice Assistance Grant for Part I Crimes Task Force and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for an Aggressive Driving/DUI Interdiction and Pedestrian Safety Grants for the Police Department.
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ISSUE: Consideration for the renewal grant applications to the U.S. Department of Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, in the amount of $36,059, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles grant in the amount of $46,368. Both grants have historically been applied for annually by the Police Department.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the two proposed grant applications; and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all the necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: The Federal Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program was first funded in
FY 2005, replacing the former Law Enforcement Block Grant (LEBG) program. The City has participated in these programs since 1997. The JAG grant would enable enhanced enforcement of Part I (serious) crimes. The Police Department addresses Part I crime trends through task force style investigations involving multiple officers.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has granted funding to the City for the past twenty-two years. The Police Department would like to pursue additional funding opportunities to support the Traffic and Safety initiative sponsored by the Police Department and contribute to the City's Vision Zero project. This funding will be used to enhance safety initiatives that focus on the identification of pedestrian safety problems and the subsequent development and implementation of solutions. The targeted objectives will be to reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries, public information/education, and enf...

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