Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $215,276)
The Survey of Law Enforcement Gang Units is part of a continuing effort by BJS to expand statistical activities related to law enforcement generally, and law enforcement response to gangs in particular. Information generated by this data collection will help to improve the Nation's understanding of law enforcement organization, administration, activity, and policies and procedures related to the problem of gangs. The information will be useful for Federal, State, and local governments to assess the areas in which additional resources for development, improvement, or expansion of law enforcement capabilities may be necessary. The information will also assist State and local agencies in identifying common practice, policies, and resource needs.