The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services designated the City of Jamestown as one of 17 Operation IMPACT sites in the state in 2005. Operation IMPACT III came to an end in June of 2007 and Operation IMPACT IV began in July of 2007.
The goal of Operation Impact is the reduction of crime, particularly violent and firearm related crime in the seventeen counties in New York State that account for 80% of total crime outside of New York City.
This program, which was implemented in 2004, provides funding, resources, and technical assistance, and fosters enhanced partnerships among participating agencies. Successful crime reduction strategies include a data driven process of timely, accurate crime reporting, crime analysis; criminal intelligence development; rapid deployment of personnel; formulation and evaluation of strategic operations; and community outreach.
The police jurisdiction, chich reports the highest volume of violent crime within the county, is designated as the primary IMPACT site. Participating counties must develop active partnerships among Federal, State, and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.