The Planning, Research and Grants Unit is a specialized support division that is a member of the Administrative Services Division. The Unit is responsible for research and preparation of complex reports and projects involving inter-
The Planning, Research and Grants Unit coordinates the planning process for evaluating the current and future resource needs of the Columbia Police Department.
The Planning, Research and Grants Unit reviews proposed, pending and current legislation. Legislation is reviewed to evaluate its impact on the Columbia Police Department, the City of Columbia and the community. The review of proposed, pending and current legislation is necessary to determine potential impact on the Department, the City and the community. Pending legislation having a significant fiscal or operational impact receives a detailed analysis and recommendation for “support, non-
The Planning, Research and Grant Unit provides the CPD with timely and advantageous information with respect to grant writing, process mapping, and forms management. In addition, this division provides any other law enforcement planning services as the need for them arises.
Officers rely on Research and Planning to better prevent crime and support communities
The Research and Planning Division focuses on providing the department with timely and advantageous information. The Planning, Research and Grant Unit manages the following tasks:
Planning, Research and Evaluation
Create, develop and implement department-
Research and develop various local, state and nation-
Edit and revise departmental documents and publications
Serve as the central reporting unit for grant applications
Research and monitor on a regular basis available grants using a variety of grant locator resources, and alert appropriate CPD personnel and community stakeholders when a potentially useful grant opportunity is found
Monitor the implementation of grant-
Issue, approve and modify all forms within the Columbia Police Department
Catalogue all department forms
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)