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Orange County Law Enforcement Initiative 2012

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $56,098)

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 utilize the JAG award to conduct specific police overtime details targeted at enforcing quality of life offenses, robberies, burglaries, gang, and narcotics related activities, which in turn reduce street crimes and the acts of violence that are associated with these offenses. Orange County will also use its portion of this grant award to provide broadband communications to link police units in the field with the County 911 computer system.


Date Created: July 25, 2012