Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,478)
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 disparate jurisdictions of the City of Yakima and Yakima County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $21,478 to provide 'zero tolerance' gang training to the City of Yakima Police Department. All officers will attend a two day course titled Gang Combat Dynamics and a three day course titled Street Crimes. The street crimes class will focus on intelligence gathering and officer safety. The combating gangs class will focus on eliminating street gangs. The Yakima Police Department will use $1,978 to administer the training program and other related grant activities.