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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,759)

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 Paso Robles will use the JAG funds to support the Paso Robles Police Department. The department will use the funds to replace four police bicycles along with the necessary lighting and safety equipment. The replacement of these bicycles will increase police officer safety while officers are on patrol. The department will also purchase one additional ticket machine, which will give them a total of three units. Electronic ticketing reduces data entry errors and allows for ticketing to be completed more quickly. It also provides professional-looking and easy-to-read citation copies that integrate with the police department's records management system.


Date Created: August 26, 2009