Thursday, January 31, 2013

Grant Money Available for Law Enforcement Agencies

The U.S. Department of Justice FY 2013 Competitive Grant for Smart Policing Initiative is now open.  The closing date is February 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

As our law enforcement readers know, this is a two-step grant with no match required by the agency.  That's the good news.  The bad news is that this grant is competitive and is based on concepts developed to reduce crime in the community.  In simple terms, this grant is not based on need.  It is based on the development of techniques that can be shared with others.

Those fortunate few who pass the first phase will be expected to come up with some pretty sophisticated partners in the area of technology, reporting, and documenting results.  Falcon Community Services is one of only a few support organizations possessing both both technology and administrative support.  

More importantly, we have developed systems and services that can provided enhanced protection for people, places, and property in targeted high crime areas.  For the protection of people, we offer programs for those who are at high risk, in particular students in schools, establishments serving the public that deal with cash, and persons under threat of potential physical abuse.

With burglary on the rise, we offer a premise monitoring system capable of instantly reporting entry into unmanned premises via direct notification to on-duty law enforcement personnel. A similar system is available to monitor property such as air conditioners, farm equipment, metal, and other items that can be stolen and sold at salvage yards or to private individuals. A mini-catalog is available with budgetary pricing for the various systems is available by clicking here.

We can work directly with department personnel, grant writers, and administrators as a team for a win-win proposition for all concerned.  There is not much time left, but there is still time to work together for safer communities.  You can learn more about us and what we do at  Better yet, give us a call at 205.854.2611 or drop us an email to  You'll be glad you did!