Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $93,165)
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).
Yakima County and the city of Yakima will use FY 2010 JAG funds to enhance law enforcement services provided to the community. Through the grant, the city will support overtime hours for a sergeant and four police officers assigned to anti-gang patrols over a six week period. Yakima County will use its share to purchase portable radios and emergency equipment for the Sheriff's Office. For grant administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.