Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $27,630)
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 Burbank will use FY 2010 JAG funds to support two criminal justice initiatives implemented by its police department. The first initiative involves the purchase of ballistic vests for officers assigned to a special response team. The team is tasked with serving high risk arrest and search warrants that involve drug trafficking and illegal drug use. Funds will also be used to purchase an access controlled locker to better control police department keys and assets in an effort to enhance the security of the department.