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Radio Communication Update and Expansion of Special Division Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,220)

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 Atascadero will use their 2009 JAG award for personnel support, equipment purchases and training. Specifically, the funds will be used to pay for costs associated with managing the grant award, traffic collision training for two police officers, alcohol screening devices, traffic collision mapping systems, and a radio communication antenna. The additional resources will allow officers to provide better front line police services and investigators better equipment to more efficiently investigate a crime scene.


Date Created: August 17, 2009