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Physical Fitness and Wellness Program for Law Enforcement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $19,022)

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 Wheat Ridge will use its Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award toward their officer fitness and wellness program. The grant funds will be used to hire a consultant to develop a Physical Ability Test for their new sworn police officers, and for the development of a wellness program. The goal of the program is to improve and maintain the physical fitness and wellness of all the department's police officers.


Date Created: August 25, 2011