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Torrance Police Cadet Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,416)

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 Torrance, through the police department, will utilize the JAG funds to support their police cadet program. The Torrance Police Department Cadet Program enhances the police department's law enforcement programs by increasing staffing capacity for field operations, special events, and administrative tasks. The Torrance Police Cadet Program will create jobs, enhance overall police services, enhance crime prevention and education activities, and prepare the program's participants for a career in law enforcement.


Date Created: August 23, 2010