The Aquidneck Island Law Enforcement Planning Commission's purpose per its bylaws is as follows:
a. study and measure the crime and delinquency patters of the region;
b. determine priorities for action to combat crime and delinquency and administer justice;
c. prepare grant requests for funds to be used to study, measure and combat crime and delinquency and administer justice;
d. allocate and control such funds to those community agencies which qualify under approved projects;
e. coordinate and evaluate the efforts of such Agencies in the use of said funds; and
f. define and procure the required local contributions necessary in obtaining Federal and State grants
It is a legally constituted local law enforcement planning agency, established under the provisions of Title I, Part B of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (PL90-351) and funded by federal funds made available by the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Criminal Administration, the state law enforcement planning agency, under Section 203 (c) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (PL 90-351). The Aquidneck Island Law Enforcement Planning Commission changed its name to the Newport County Law Enforcement Planning Commission in April of 1972.
Scope and Contents: The Aquidneck Island Law Enforcement Planning Commission meeting minutes includes meeting minutes for the years 1969-1972. The records also include meeting notices and agendas (mimeograph); Executive Director's reports; Treasurer's report; rosters of Commission members; project plans submitted to the Commission; status reports on projects; copies of subgrant applications to Governor's Committee on Crime (see Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968) and financial reports; correspondence to/from agencies/organizations; periodic reports on juvenile crime from the Youth Program Coordinator for the county (mimeograph); monthly reports on status of action projects; financial summary of subgrants (mimeograph) and the Committee’s bylaws.