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Participation in F.A.S.T. (Regional Helicopter Patrol Program)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,209)

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 Alhambra will use the JAG award funds to partially pay the fees to participate in the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST), which is a regional, multi-jurisdictional helicopter patrol program. There are eight participating area agencies and the program is run by the Pasadena Police Department. The Alhambra Police Department has been participating in the FAST program for the past six years.


Date Created: August 3, 2008