Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2009

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2009

8000-0054 - Municipal Police Grants

Account Description FY2008
House 2
8000-0054 Municipal Police Grants
For grants to fund the municipal police officer initiative to be administered by the executive office of public safety; provided, that no grant funds shall be awarded to the department of state police; provided further, that these funds are intended for initial funding of the municipal police officer initiative, but not as a permanent subsidy; provided further, that the executive office of public safety may employ a formula to distribute the funds; provided further, that the formula shall be developed in consultation with representatives from municipal government and law enforcement; provided further, that the formula may determine need based on, but not necessarily limited to the following criteria: population estimates, as measured by 2005 official U.S. census population estimates, violent crime rate and property crime rate per 1,000 residents, as measured by the department of state police crime reporting unit, and police officers per 1,000 persons, as measured by official U.S. census population estimates and Federal Bureau of Investigation uniform crime reporting data; provided further, that grant recipients shall submit quarterly reports to the executive office of public safety which shall detail the fiscal and programmatic steps taken with the grant funds to enhance municipal policing efforts; and provided further, that the executive office of public safety may expend not more than $300,000 of the sum appropriated in this line item for its costs to administer this program
4,000,000 8,000,000

Increased funding to support new initiative.


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