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Pasadena Police Tactical Patrol Squad

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $60,550)

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 Pasadena will use grant funds to continue the Pasadena Police Department Tactical Patrol Squad. The law enforcement unit identifies various community problems as they arise and develops a plan of action to address the problem through pro-active police work. Through observation and crime analysis, the Tactical Patrol Squad identifies a particular problem and a course of action is created. Action is taken to address the problem(s) and an evaluation of the success or failure of the action is developed. This approach will allow law enforcement to be more proactive and address problems more directly while still being able to handle approximately 84,000 calls for service each year.


Date Created: August 11, 2011