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Fresno Law Enforcement Augmentation Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $326,724)

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 disparate jurisdictions will use the grant to support law enforcement initiatives. The City of Fresno will fund legal advisor services, grant compliance support, and essential equipment. Fresno County will use funds to purchase surveillance camera equipment, establish local wireless clusters and provide for video transmission backhaul linkage to expand the functional use of the currently developed Video Infrastructure Protection Program (VIPP), and purchase other miscellaneous supplies for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit.


Date Created: August 25, 2011