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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $43,896)

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 West Covina will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support multiple criminal justice initiatives. Through the city's police department, funds will be applied towards officer overtime associated with additional patrols due to unplanned neighborhood crime and safety concerns that may arise, and training that focuses on improving the community crime management capabilities of officers. Funds will also be used to purchase a patrol vehicle, counter-terrorism supplies, surveillance equipment, and weapon components for improved enforcement of dangerous suspects.


Date Created: August 16, 2010