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Local Law Enforcement Programs

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $209,160)

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 county of Orange will share its Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds with eight (8) jurisdictions, who in a collaborative effort to benefit the County of Orange agree to utilize $86,950.50 of the total funding to supplement the Orange County Pro-Active Methamphetamine Laboratory Investigative Team (PROACT). The County of Orange is the fiscal agent for this award, and will utilize 5.0% of the total award ($10,458) for administrative costs.

The city of Anaheim will use $27,431.50 to create sufficient electronic storage space for the expanding demands on the Digital Imaging Management System (DIMS). The DIMS is the storage and administrating system for all crime scene and law enforcement related photographs taken by the Anaheim Police Department.

The city of Buena Park will use $10,538 to fund civilian report writers to assist with the everyday tasks of reporting non-violent crimes. This will allow field officers to focus more on the front-line of protecting our population, and to reduce response time to calls for service.

The city of Costa Mesa will use $5,263.00 to procure the following: 1) FileMaker DataGuard plug-in for data auditing purposes. This device is required to enhance the Jail Management System (JMS) and ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of collected data; 2) Legal Source Book site license that will provide resources on the basic legal principles and information to exercise good judgment, and can be accessed through Department PCs, vehicle MDCs, and employee's personal computers. It will also be used as an educational and training text on the many different aspects of law enforcement; and 3) PC for a workstation within the Department's community outreach program. The PC will be used to input data, access resources, and complete required administrative tasks.

The city of Fullerton will use $14,685 towards the PROACT.

The city of Garden Grove will use $12,323.50 to create operational efficiencies in the Police Department's Patrol Unit that would generate the equivalent productive hours of up to five (5) additional police officers.

The city of Huntington Beach will use $14,441.90 to purchase specialized equipment to efficiently maintain the helicopters in the Air Support Unit.

The city of Santa Ana will use $33,487.50 to purchase the necessary surveillance equipment for the Career Criminal Unit. This equipment includes binoculars, laptops, cameras, telephoto lens, GPS Navigation systems, recon robot, and a mobile firearms training targeting system.

The city of Westminster will use $8,793.00 to provide system maintenance for the GIS and Intranet system in order to continue centralized access to crime mapping and essential files and department information.


Date Created: September 1, 2008