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Indio Police Department's DNA Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,183)

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 Indio Police Department will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award of $12,183 to help improve the evidentiary value of criminal cases investigated and prosecuted. Specifically, the funds will be used to purchase DNA evidence collection supplies and equipment that will aid the police department in the recognition, identification, and proper collection of evidence.


Date Created: August 21, 2008