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Larimer County Drug Task Force Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,536)

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 Fort Collins and the county of Larimer will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $21,536 for the Larimer County Drug Task Force (LCDTF). The LCDTF combats the smuggling of methamphetamine into the state. In order to infiltrate and capture leaders of mid- to high-level drug organizations, the task force requires confidential funds to purchase evidence, information, and services. The city of Fort Collins and the county of Larimer will provide the LCDTF with the entire JAG award in order to purchase drugs, pay informants, and meet undercover expenses.


Date Created: August 21, 2008