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Chico Police Department Service Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $60,957)

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 Butte County and the city of Chico will use the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Chico, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $39,933 to purchase a mobile command post/trailer for critical incidents, a plotter, and protective training suits. The city will also use a portion of the funds to pay for costs associated with managing the grant award. Butte County will use $21,024 to purchase computers, laptops, printers, servers, and audio/video recording equipment for county law enforcement. All purchases will enhance both jurisdictions' ability to provide professional and efficient service to its citizens.


Date Created: August 18, 2009