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Salem City FY 2009 Local JAG 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, $190,503)

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 Marion county, Salem city, Keizer city, and Woodburn city will use their JAG grant award in the amount of $190,503 to support equipment purchases, vehicle maintenance,
officer training, personnel costs, and furniture. Salem City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award ($138,910) to support their Community Services Officer (CSO) program. Funds will be used to fill three part-time positions that are typically offrered to college-aged students who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Marion County will use their share of grant funds ($21,672) to replace an aging police K-9 dog who has had medical and performance issues. Funds will also go towards the purchase of equipment and training for the deputy handler and K-9 replacement. Additional funds will also go to support the vehicle bait program that has been effective in apprehending and deterring vehicle thefts in the community. Keizer City will use their share of grant funds ($16,359) to purchase forensic video data equipment for their patrol and investigation units, one podium for briefings and training purposes, a vehicle lift to assist investigators in locating evidence, a mounted vacuum and air compressor unit to clean patrol cars, two twin mattresses, bed frames and linen for their officer quiet room, and replacement furniture for the department's break room. Woodburn City will use their share of grant funds ($13,562) to purchase defensive tactics and firearms equipment to train their police officers. These purchases include steel and moving range targets, eye and ear protection gear, taser training, and less than lethal munitions equipment.


Date Created: August 17, 2009