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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,765)

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 Flagstaff City and the county of Coconino will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $16,765 for overtime expenses and equipment. The Flagstaff Police Department will pay overtime for patrol officers to carry out community policing programs. These programs include Safe Streets, Safe Nights, and Safe Neighborhoods. The department is experiencing difficulty in meeting minimum manning levels and responding to emergencies without exceeding their budget for overtime. Without this grant, the department would face great hardship in manning the extra 'Safe' programs. Coconino County will purchase mobile vehicle repeaters. A repeater is an additional radio that is mounted in the patrol car and is tied directly with the primary mobile radio. Officers in outlying areas often have difficulty communicating with the Dispatch Center in Flagstaff due to the county's rugged terrain. Officers' portable radios are often unable to reach mountaintop repeaters, and radio communication is maxed out at many times


Date Created: August 21, 2008