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Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program to assist the Portland Metropolitan law enforcement community to prevent and/or reduce crime and violence

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $906,235)

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 Multnomah County and the cities of Portland and Gresham will use their JAG grant award for prevention, hiring, crime reduction, and equipment upgrades. The city of Portland, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award to purchase citation printers and mounting hardware for police vehicles, program licenses for electronic citations, and additional mobile hand-held citation units for the Traffic Division. Additional funds will pay the salaries and benefits for one Deputy District Attorney, a Parole and Probation Officer, a Public Records Specialist, and a Crime Prevention Specialist. Multnomah County will use their share of their JAG award to pay the salaries and benefits for one Neighborhood Deputy District Attorney assigned to the Bureau's North Precinct and one Probation and Parole Officer assigned to county Department of Community Justice. Additional funds will also pay the salaries and benefits for one Deputy Sheriff position assigned to work in the Special Investigations Unit. The city of Gresham will use their share of their JAG award to pay the salaries and benefits for one Crime Prevention Specialist and one Police Records Specialist who are currently assigned to work in the Gresham Police Department.


Date Created: August 30, 2009