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Local JAG

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Diego
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $24,447)

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 Escondido Police Department will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to hire a part-time detention officer for the Patrol Division in the City of Escondido, California. The detention officer will perform duties related to in-custody suspects, fingerprinting, photographs, collecting evidence, and completing records. Employing a part-time officer will allow front-line law enforcement personnel to dedicate more time to answering calls for service and responding emergencies.


Date Created: August 18, 2008