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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $76,470)

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 Reno will share the JAG award with the city of Sparks and Washoe County. The Reno Police Department and the Sparks Police Department will use their portions of the JAG award to purchase traditional law enforcement and information technology equipment. They will also be using money to train officers.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will be using its portion of the JAG award to purchase equipment that will help them combat auto theft crimes. This equipment includes the purchase of five bait vehicles, vehicles donated by insurance companies, associated accessories, software to track these vehicles and use them as decoys, and a computer to run the software.


Date Created: August 26, 2008