Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $303,645)
The Unified Police Department (UPD) currently has 206 unsolved cold cases. There are 57 homicides and 149 sexual assault kits that need to be examined. The focus during this grant period will be to examine all of these cold cases. Given the dilemma of having only one full time cold case detective, many cases have not been worked on. By allowing overtime hours for the Violent Crimes and Family Crimes Detectives, this will allow them to increase productivity on the cold cases that have not been worked. This will increase the efficiency of the UPD's Detective Division to enhance the ability to look at the previously mentioned cold case homicides and cold case sexual assaults.