Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,436)
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).
Adams County will use the JAG award to fund two multi-jurisdictional task force teams: North Metro Task Force and Metro Gang Task Force. The North Metro Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force formed to target street-level drug violators and investigate major drug distribution groups as they are indentified through street-level investigations. The North Metro Task Force places strong emphasis on the investigation of sales, use, distribution, and manufacturing of illegal controlled substances identified throughout Adams and Broomfield counties. The Metro Gang Task Force targets organized gangs through long- term investigations in the Denver/Aurora metropolitan area. The task force focuses on mid- and upper-level gang members for arrest and prosecution.