Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,681)
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).
The city of Auburn will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,681 to support police officer overtime associated with multiple community policing initiatives. The Auburn Police Department will use JAG funds to provide security for a late night teen program, support crime prevention through block watch meetings, conduct DUI and street racing enforcement patrols, and participate in the Latino Community Outreach Program and Citizen's Academy. The police department anticipates that participation in these programs will enable the officers to develop a rapport with the community members as well as build trust and communication, while enhancing the officer's ability to recognize those conditions requiring a law enforcement response.