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Pasco Sheriff's Office Justice Assistance Grant Program - Gang Suppression

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $143,877)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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).

Pasco County will utilize the JAG funds to support personnel within the sheriff's office. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will pay salary, benefits, and overtime in support of the Gang and Vice and Narcotics Units. One gang detective will be funded to work closely with the other members of the gang unit in gathering and analyzing street gang activity and overseeing enforcement missions targeting the offenders. The gang detective will continue to build and update the database that is accessible to patrol deputies and other detectives via the agency intranet. Additionally, the detective will continue to work daily with parole and probation in monitoring the activities of gang members who are on supervision and continue to work with the State Attorney's Office Gang Prosecutor to identify defendants for sentencing enhancements.


Date Created: July 29, 2010