FDLE grants Jax $96,607 for “public safety analyst project”
Mike Williams and Lenny Curry

Lenny Curry & Mike Williams

Public safety is a shared priority of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is going to help advance public safety in Jacksonville, with a Justice Assistance Grant of $96,607 for a Public Safety Analyst Project, according to a letter from the FDLE

This money, according to the application for funding assistance, allows for the continuation of two crime analyst positions that will allow the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to continue “information sharing on cross-jurisdictional criminal activity,” and allow “ongoing analysis of crime patterns” countywide, extending “the analytical capability and information sharing,” and “provide analytical input in investigations and identified crime patterns.”

During the first three quarters of the FY 2014 JAG grant, the public safety analyst position was responsible for “131 patterns and series identified and investigative leads followed up on by the public safety analyst.” The “fusion analyst,” bundled into the current grant application for the first time, had “four patterns identified and investigative leads followed up on.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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