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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,565)

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 San Rafael Police will use the JAG funds to purchase a new equipment trailer for the Specialized Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. The purpose of the trailer is to quickly and efficiently bring the SWAT team's equipment to a critical incident scene. The trailer will provide an organized home for tactical team and individual operator equipment. Funds will be used to customize the trailer with shelving and cabinets, which will allow the team to operate at a more efficient level.


Date Created: September 13, 2009