Violence Prevention ARPA Funding

  1. The forensic equipment purchased includes equipment to process scenes after violent crime occurs in a neighborhood.  GPD has purchased lighting, screens, ladders and other items to ensure the proper processing of a scene. Currently on order, is a brass tracks machine which compares shell casings in multiple crime scenes. GPD also has an additional forensic truck on order to provide more response to violent crimes scenes. 
  2. Gun buy backs detail focus on providing citizens gift cards in exchange for firearms.  In collaboration with the State Attorney's Office, GPD has been able to collect over 100 firearms during these events.  
  3. Meridian sponsorship for the Stop the Violence Rally provides the needed supplies for the community event to prevent violence in our community.