Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $329,964)
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 the county of Alameda and the cities of Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, and Union will use the JAG award in the amount of 329,964 to support public safety efforts. Alameda County, the fiscal agent, will use their share of funds ($48,972.30) to supplement overtime costs for surveillance operations associated with the narcotics task force investigations, robbery suppression, and violent crime investigations. The city of Berkley will use their share ($18,746.10) to pay for police overtime associated with crime suppression patrols. The city of Freemont will use their share ($16,325.10) to pay overtime expenses related to five gang warrant sweeps conducted in conjunction with the Southern Alameda County Gang Task Force. The city of Hayward will use their share ($21,199.50) to assist in the formation of a crime analysis unit in their local police department, and to purchase equipment that will allow the crime analyst to collect, prepare, analyze, and disseminate information relevant to criminal activity. The city of Oakland will use their share ($194,989.50) to purchase police vehicles. The city of San Leandro will use their share ($16,959.60) to pay overtime costs associated with the city's robbery suppression and surveillance program in the downtown area. The city of Union will use their share ($12,771.90) to conduct street-level enforcement operations designed to address street robberies and incidents of gang violence.