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Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,238)

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 Turlock will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $14,238 for police command vehicle technology. Specifically, the Turlock police department will purchase two computer systems including software and connectivity, one printer to be networked to tactical dispatch stations, two laptop computers to be utilized by the incident commander and the hostage negotiations scribe, and one mobile radio for communication with the dispatch. This will enhance communication and expedite the resolution of critical incidents.


Date Created: August 25, 2008