Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $186,199)
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 Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is serving as the fiscal agent for this joint application with the City of Modesto. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will use its FY 11 JAG award to fund a portion of a School Resource Deputy position within the Tuolumne Elementary School. This position will ensure continuity of community policing and dedicated law enforcement services to the school and the neighboring areas. The Modesto Police Department will use its award to purchase personal recording devices and an additional computer server to store these recordings. This equipment will provide the following benefits: accurate recordings during contacts with the public; excessive-use-of-force evidence; prosecution evidence; and training or remediation for employees. NCA/NCF