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Hanford City JAG Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,319)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Hanford will use JAG funds to purchase much needed equipment for the Hanford Police Department. Specific purchases include laptops, alcohol testers, cameras, and battery conditioners. This equipment will improve the level of service and manner in which officers investigate, apprehend, and prosecute criminals and crimes that occur within the jurisdiction.


Date Created: August 31, 2009