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Delano Police Department/Correction Department Prevention and Education Program/Planning, Evaluation and Technology Improvement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $31,924)

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 Delano, along with the Delano Police Department and the Delano Corrections Department, will use its FY 09 JAG award in the amount of $31,924 to support prevention and education programs, as well as planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs. The first goal is to enhance the Delano Police Department's crime prevention program by utilizing JAG funding to purchase materials, brochures, community awards, and promotion items for officers to use at community events. Increased presence at community events and the ability to provide give-aways enhances officer relationships with the community. The second goal is to provide essential safety items for police officers and correctional officers via the purchase of communication devices, handheld radios, and Tasers. The purchase of this much needed equipment will not only meet the goal of officer safety, but also increase public safety.


Date Created: August 17, 2009