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Tag Enforcement Unit

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $164,499)

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 Wyandotte County and Kansas City Unified Government will use the JAG funds to create a Tag Enforcement Unit (TEU) comprised of two sheriff's deputies. The TEU will enforce local ordinances and state statutes concerning the titling and registration of vehicles. The sheriff will create a two-deputy team to focus on policing the vehicle tag issue full-time. The deputies will perform vehicle patrol and observation to identify vehicles that have not been tagged or renewed in Wyandotte County. With two deputies dedicated to this unit on a full-time basis, it is anticipated that each deputy will be able to readily identify and investigate 20 potential violations per week. With two Deputies assigned, and assuming 48 weeks out of the year the unit is active (accounting for vacation time), the UG may conservatively anticipate close to 2,000 investigations annually.


Date Created: August 25, 2010