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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $182,735)

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 Compton will use Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to support the creation of a police department. The city had previously contracted law enforcement services through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Due to increasing contract costs and violent crime, the city determined provision of its own policing services would be of greater benefit to the community. Through the grant, the city will pay the salary and fringe benefits of newly hired officers who will attend training on community oriented policing strategies, vehicle and equipment operations, and communications and dispatching.


Date Created: August 26, 2010