“Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, FY2013 Local Solicitation”


            Each year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) of the Department of Justice, through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, allocates funding to states and to units of local government based on populations and crime statistics.  Applicants are limited to units of local government cited on the JAG Allocations List found in the program description at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov.  BJA "purpose areas" include law enforcement programs and technology improvement programs.  Funds may be used for technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems in support of the purpose areas.

            Although the BJA program "allocates" funding based on formulas, eligible agencies must provide narrative and budget justifications in an application process involving merit reviews.  The due date for submission of the application by the Annapolis Police Department is July 9, 2013.

Opportunities for Annapolis

            The allocation for law enforcement activities in Annapolis under the Fiscal Year 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program is $16,844.  Based on eligibility requirements and guidance issued by the Office of Justice Programs as well as the imminent needs of APD, the application from the Annapolis Police Department will seek funding for part-time contractual support to implement and refine state-of-the-art information technology in support of crime prevention and law enforcement.

            This information is provided in the interest of keeping the community informed about opportunities and developments involving law enforcement initiatives.  Comments may be directed to APDgrants@annapolis.gov.

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Mission Statement of the City of Annapolis Police Department

The Annapolis Police Department, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to preventing and controlling crime and preserving the quality of life in Annapolis through firm, fair, and impartial law enforcement strategies. To succeed in our mission we uphold these values and core beliefs.

We are committed to preserving democracy and freedom by recognizing the constitutional rights of all.

We are committed to nurturing the public trust by maintaining professionalism in every facet of our operations and demanding Police Logothe highest levels of personal and professional integrity.

We value partnerships with diverse communities to ensure safety, security, and mutual trust. We are committed to open communication and cooperation with our residential and business communities in an effort to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for all.

We take a proactive approach while encouraging and motivating the community to do the same. We value an environment which focuses on solving problems through teamwork, participation, cooperation, and enthusiasm, fostered by decisive, professional leaders who support creativity and innovation.