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Chico Police Department Service Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $45,218)

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 Chico, is serving as the fiscal agent with the County of Butte for the FY 2011 JAG application. The goals are to support the Chico Police Department's Service Enhancement Project, and to purchase the needed safety equipment for the County. The City of Chico will use its grant funds to purchase equipment such as hearing protection, nightvision mounts, radio equipment, weapon accessories, and computer equipment and accessories. The Butte County Sheriff's Department intends to use their JAG funds to purchase NIJ certified safety vests for front-line officers.


Date Created: August 9, 2011