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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, $15,386)

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 Salem will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $15,386 to support salary costs within the Salem Police Department. The department will provide one patrol officer to the downtown area at days and times deemed the busiest based on both statistical information and feedback from residents and business owners. An estimated total of 760 hours will be devoted to this initiative between May and October, which is when the highest volume of incidents occur. The patrols will consist of a combination of walking beats, bicycle patrols, T-3 units, and motorcycles.


Date Created: August 25, 2009