To comply with requirements set forth by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, the application must be made available for public comment. To make any comments pertaining to the application, contact Corenne Labbé in the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections at 301-952-7082 by August 31, 2014. After thirty (30) days of this release, the application will receive full consideration by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prince George’s County, MD is being granted $376,729 in funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program: Local Solicitation, U.S. Department of Justice. These funds will be used to pay for overtime, equipment, and technology needed by the public safety agencies within the County. The public safety agencies that will use these funds are the Police Department, the Department of Corrections, the Sheriff’s Department and the State’s Attorney Office. The goal of this initiative is to assist these agencies to provide vital public safety services to the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County and its visitors, as follows:
- The Police Department (PD)
The Police Department will use the funds for overtime to abate crimes that occur during the holiday season, specially, in shopping areas and also to purchase bulletproof vests for officer safety. The PD will use $65K for overtime and $25K for the acquisition of bulletproof vests. The Police Department will be receiving $90,000.
- The Department of Corrections (DOC)
The DOC will use the funds for its Reentry program. DOC plans to purchase office furnishings/equipment for the One Stop Reentry Resource Center. Under this grant, DOC will be receiving $130,000.
- The Office of the Sheriff for Prince George’s County (OS)
The Office of the Sheriff will use the funds for overtime to address landlord/tenants complaints in its Civil Division and arrest warrants for its Domestic Violence Unit. Funds will also be used to purchase equipment for its Warrant Unit and to improve security at the courthouse complex. OS will be receiving $90,000.
- The Fire/EMS Department (Fire/EMS)
The Fire/EMS will use funds to establish a Joint Operations Center. The center will plan, coordinate and oversee Special Events. The funds will be used to equip the center with technology and furnishings. Fire/EMS will be receiving $46,729.
- The State’s Attorney Office (SAO)
The State’s Attorney Office will use the grant funding to continue the First Time Non-Violent Drug Offender Program by office furnishings and equipment for the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for linking the participants to jobs, housing, healthcare services and education enabling the offender to become self-sufficient. SAO will be receiving $20,000.
A full copy of the Application is available for review at Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Attn: Corenne Labbé, 13400 Dille Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.