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Nampa, Caldwell, and Canyon Law Enfrocement Improvements (NCCLEI) Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $158,301)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Canyon County and the cities of Caldwell and Nampa will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to combat crime and enhance community services across the county. The city of Caldwell, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of the grant to purchase an RU2 Fast 800 Radar Speed Display Trailer, a fully-equipped patrol car, a Protech Intruder Shield, and two digital cameras and supplies for crime scene investigations. The city of Nampa will use its share of the grant to provide cell phone forensics training and equipment for 20 Nampa Police Department officers. The city will also contract with a forensic child interviewer to conduct interviews with alleged child abuse victims, as well as purchase the necessary supplies for these interviews. Canyon County will use its share of the grant to purchase equipment, supplies, and contracts to implement an Electronic Monitoring Program in order to reduce jail overcrowding at the Canyon County Detention Center. Funds may also pay for staff overtime.


Date Created: September 16, 2009