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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, $52,204)

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 Tulare will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award towards law enforcement equipment and overtime for the Tulare Police Department. Funding will be used to provide additional staffing on an overtime basis to address concerns raised by members of the public and as identified through the records management system for pattern crimes occurring within a geographical area. This additional staffing will be directed at reducing graffiti, illegal alcohol and drug activity, prostitution, and general blight conditions that exist in the more impoverished areas of the city. In order to facilitate investigations and contacts for identification purposes, the police department will enhance their record management system by purchasing core network switches that will aid in the transmission and retrieval of information residing within the department to those officers working in the field. The police department will also use funds to replace one of its canines that medically retired after receiving an injury. The canine will be used to assist officers in locating and apprehending suspects, tracking and identifying evidence, locating missing elderly and juveniles, and crowd control.


Date Created: August 18, 2009