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Local JAG

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $17,834)

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 York will use 2008 JAG funds to respond (via police overtime) to the following issues in the city: nuisance abatement/warrants, community-oriented traffic enforcement (COTE), major case crime squad, and directed enforcement (covert/high visibility). The nuisance abatement/warrants details have been effective and the police department will work with the York County Sheriff's Office to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of these activities. COTE will focus on the Weed and Seed area and officers will target agressive drivers, equipment violations, and illegal motorized scooters. The major case crime squad was established to reduce violence, particularly incidents involving guns. The directed enforcement initiative uses traditional policing combined with code enforcement, community policing, fire inspections, and animal control to eliminate conditions that breed problems.


Date Created: August 20, 2008