Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $41,420)
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 Westminster will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds toward a multi-jurisdictional task force with the North Metro Task Force (NMTF). The grant funds will be used to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies. The NMTF provides a public purpose and promotes safety, security, and general welfare to citizens of the participating counties and municipalities. The goal of the NMTF is to target street level drug violators and investigate major drug distribution groups.