Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,550)
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 South Gate will use their JAG funds to purchase 20 taser batteries, 100 taser field cartridges, 200 taser training cartridges, 10 Glock model 22-40 caliber handguns for additional police personnel, and duty ammunition. All police personnel issued tasers and firearms will be trained and documented through the police department's training management system.