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El Cajon Police Department Officer Safety Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,045)

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 El Cajon will user their JAG award to upgrade and enhance police officer safety equipment. The award will target a need in uniformed and tactical operations to continue the program goal of issuing less than lethal weaponry to all field personnel. Tasers have been proven to effectively reduce injuries to officers and suspects in violent encounters.


Date Created: August 24, 2008