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Yavapai County Sheriff's Office ATV Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,163)

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).

Yavapai County will use the JAG award to purchase an ATV for the county Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office needs an all-terrain vehicle to patrol the forest, perform search and rescue missions, and assist in marijuana eradication. Due to its small size and maneuverability, the ATV will also be used to respond to emergencies, such as floods or fires. In addition to the many patrol activities, ATV safety and helmet safety will be incorporated into the Right by Kids program classes that are hosted by Deputy Do Right, the Right by Kids mascot. The ATV will also be used for traffic control during holiday activities and special events. To meet these needs, the ATV will be outfitted with the logos of the Sheriff's Office, emergency lighting, and tires approved by the Department of Transportation.


Date Created: September 3, 2008