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Justice Assistance Grant Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $33,681)

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).

With its $33,681 in Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds, the city of Ontario will purchase additional police technology. This includes the purchase of 20 new TASER CAM' recorders that offer increased accountability for both the officers and the arrestees. Every recording will be documented with full audio and video, including when recording in zero light conditions. The TASER CAM' will provide the support of accountability in officers' reports and a decrease in citizen complaints.


Date Created: August 24, 2008