Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,324)
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 Westminster Police Department intends to utilize their fiscal year 2008 JAG grant funds to partially support the North Metro Task Force's (NMTF) operating budget. NMTF was formed to target street level drug violators and investigate major drug distribution groups as they are identified through street level investigations. The task force places a strong emphasis on the investigation of the manufacturing, possession, distribution, sale, and use of illegal controlled substances identified throughout Adams County and the City and County of Broomfield such as those involving methamphetamine use and clandestine methamphetamine manufacturing labs.