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Indio Police Department's Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $39,866)

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 Indio will use their JAG award to assist with the purchase of 22 automated external defibrillators (AED). Currently, the Indio Police Department cannot access this life-saving equipment. Police officers are often the first responders during an emergency, therefore it is imperative that they are trained and able to access AED's quickly and accurately. The purchase of this equipment will enable the Indio police in their effort to augment existing emergency medical services until advanced life support arrives.


Date Created: August 17, 2009