East Providence News

7/10/2013 - Public Notice Regarding Police Grants

City of East Providence

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE

750 WATERMAN AVENUE

EAST PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND 02914-1714

TELEPHONE (401) 435-7600

 

Joseph Tavares

CHIEF OF POLICE

Public Notice

 

In accordance with U.S. Department of Justice Policy and Bureau of Justice Assistance grant requirements, the East Providence Police Department is pleased to make its intention to seek Federal funding available for public review and comment. 

The department is requesting $13,454 to purchase equipment aimed at improving investigative capabilities in areas involving technology.  Specifically, the department is working towards the following goals:

  • Increasing the validity of suspect/ witness statements by providing recorded interviews for use in legal proceedings
  • Providing the capability for investigators to extract, decode, and analyze digital data from cell phones and other mobile electronic devices
  • Ensuring reliable eyewitness identification procedures by standardizing all photographs of arrestees
  • Ensuring that all photographs of arrestees are in compliance with   the guidelines put forth by the federal National Institute of  Standards and Technology

This amount is the allocation for the City of East Providence, to be designated towards law enforcement programs, through the 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial/ Justice Assistance Grant Program. 

 

Any individuals or groups wishing to view the grant proposal in its entirety, and/ or offer comment on the department’s request for funding are encouraged to contact Lieutenant Michael David of the East Providence Police Department; (401)435-7600.