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Police Department Overhire Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $118,301)

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 Tempe will use JAG funds to support law enforcement positions for the Tempe Police Department. Specifically, grant funds will support 1.5 police officer positions. The project goals are to better prepare for police officer vacancies through retirement and regular attrition by hiring police officers prior to a vacancy and reduce the lag time of approximately one year (police academy and field training) it currently takes to fill a vacancy with a fully trained officer.


Date Created: September 9, 2010