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Equip for Efficiency Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $202,108)

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 Bakersfield will use the JAG award to purchase equipment and fund training for the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD). Grant funds will purchase TeleStaff Scheduling Software, which will save an estimated 2,123 hours for sworn officers and 1,252 hours for civilians in scheduling duties. The BPD will purchase 30 tasers, pepper ball ammunition, digital cameras, and surveillance equipment. The BPD will also use the funds to support detective training.


Date Created: August 23, 2009