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Sacramento Police Dept. Helicopter Surveillance Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $182,692)

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 Sacramento will use its Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award in the amount of $182,692 to support the Sacramento Police Department's (SPD) Helicopter Surveillance Program. The SPD works collaboratively with the Sacramento Sheriff's Department to improve the coordination and delivery of air support services. The JAG award will cover the helicopter operating costs associated with increasing the annual hours of flight time, which includes maintenance and fuel costs.


Date Created: August 14, 2008