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Hollister Police 2009 JAG Equipment Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $18,314)

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 the city of Hollister and San Benito County will use their JAG award in the amount of $18,314 to purchase tactical equipment for the Hollister Police Department. The city of Hollister, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the money to purchase LE1040 rifles and supplies for the department. The purchase of these rifles will help standardize equipment among first-line patrol officers and provide for consistent maintenance and training.


Date Created: August 26, 2009