Applicants Name: City of Frankfort Police Department
Title of Project: Directed Patrol
Problem & Targeted Area / Population
As in many towns, Frankfort has had an increasing problem with drugs and violence within our community. We have had an increase in the number of robberies in several of our older neighborhoods and an increased police presence is needed in these areas. These older neighborhoods generally have an increased number of elderly, disabled, and low-income citizens. Our regular patrols cannot always give the extra attention needed in these high risk areas.
Goals of the Project
The goal of our project is to utilize JAG funds for a Directed Patrol Grant which will be used for overtime for officers to work on directed patrol problems on street level crimes and to increase officer presence in neighborhoods. These patrols can saturate neighborhoods with officers using foot patrol, bicycle patrol, Segway patrol and vehicle patrol.
As the County Seat of Franklin County and the Capital City of Kentucky we have always had and will continue to have a working relationship with both the county and the state. Responsibility for citizens is shared with both entities and we continue to work together in both crisis situations and everyday community policing. We feel that by using Directed Patrol in high crime areas will enable us to continue this working relationship.