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FY 2008 JAG Law Enforcement Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $67,492)

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 Riverside will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $67,492 to enhance the Neighborhood Policing Centers (NPC). NPC is part of the department's strategic plan to decentralize law enforcement service delivery in support of the department's community policing philosophy. The entire JAG award will fund an evidence technician position for approximately 10 months. This critical support position will perform technical crime scene investigation duties such as identifying, collecting, preserving, photographing, and comparing fingerprints and other physical evidence at crime scenes. Evidence technicians are an important component of the Investigations Unit.


Date Created: August 24, 2008