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LA IMPACT/County Partnership Against Gangs (CPAG)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,650,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The City of La Verne, on behalf of the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT), will use this FY 2007 Targeting Violent Crime Initiative award to continue efforts to disrupt/dismantle mid- to high-level drug trafficking organizations. This strategy will use a county task force approach, utilizing surveillance, wiretaps, reverse stings, and informants to attack these drug enterprises.

The LA IMPACT will work closely with both the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office for a vertical prosecution strategy. The Attorneys' Offices also will provide tactical legal strategies and counsel pertaining to major drug-related and violent crime investigations. Additionally, the attorneys immediately are available to prepare and obtain search warrants, state wiretap orders, court orders, and to facilitate telephonic or facsimile search warrants around-the-clock, seven days a week.


Date Created: September 25, 2007