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Law enforcement supplies procurement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,428)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The City of West Covina will use the JAG grant funds to enhance the ability of its police department to provide professional and efficient service to its citizens. Specifically, the city will purchase traffic equipment including radars and barriers; emergency and first responder materials including breaching gear and protective items; and computer equipment for police officers. These items are critical to the operations and protection of West Covina police officers as they conduct law enforcement and emergency operations in the field.


Date Created: August 21, 2008