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Narcotic and Gang Investigations Unmarked Vehicle Purchase

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,353)

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 Santa Cruz will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $16,353 to enhance the ability of its police department to provide professional and efficient service to its citizens. Specifically, the Santa Cruz Police Department will purchase one used, unmarked investigation vehicle including radio and emergency lighting equipment. The vehicle will be dedicated to gang and narcotic enforcement that will improve officer safety and provide less visibility while conducting operations.


Date Created: August 21, 2008