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Enhancing Public Safety Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,302)

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 Lynwood will use JAG funds towards law enforcement initiatives and personnel support. Specifically, JAG funds will be used to partially fund one Canine Unit Deputy to assist the City of Lynwood with the detection of narcotics and firearms during searches. The goal of this project is to assist the city in providing a better quality of life and safer community for residents, businesses, and visitors in Lynwood.


Date Created: August 22, 2010