Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $51,484)
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).
The city of Downey, through the police department will utilize its FY 2010 JAG award to fund overtime patrols during holiday periods when there is an increase in crime, and to support other crime suppression and prevention activities throughout the year. This funding will be used in conjunction with previous JAG funding. Additionally, the Downey Police Department will staff local high schools with officers, both plain clothed and uniformed, in order to provide the students with a safe environment in which to learn. Some of the cost of this school resource program will be funded from the grant.