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Enhanced Enforcement Activities

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $24,326)

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 Lawndale will use the JAG award to support enforcement efforts for the city's Independence Day fireworks suppression activities, support personnel for the annual Independence Day fireworks display and show, and supplement enforcement personnel for the Youth Day Parade during the four-year grant period. The city conducts an annual Independence Day fireworks display and show on July 3rd. The city will increase the number of law enforcement personnel above and beyond regular patrol to conduct crowd control and ensure public safety. This event attracts approximately three to four thousand people each year, which requires a significant law enforcement presence to maintain order and safety.


Date Created: September 8, 2010