Gov. Doyle Announces $1.1 Million in Grants to Put More Police on the Streets in Nine Cities

12/1/2006

On December 1, 2006, Governor Jim Doyle announced that nine Wisconsin cities will receive $1.1 million to put more police on the streets to fight crime. Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Janesville, Beloit, Kenosha, Wausau, West Allis, and Stevens Point will receive Office of Justice Assistance (OJA) ‘Beat Patrol’ grants to put more police on the streets to identify and prevent criminal activity that affects the quality of life of communities and local residents.

Officers will work community patrol shifts, often called beat patrols, to increase police presence and deter crime and will also be given assignments to lower the backlog of unsolved cases awaiting investigation.

Beat patrol grants are awarded to cities with a population over 25,000 … Continue reading