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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 2012, $50,139)

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, as the fiscal agent for the disparate jurisdictions of the County of Butte, the City of Oroville, and the City of Chico, California, is applying for Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding as part of the FY 2012 JAG Local Solicitation. JAG funds will be used to support the "Chico Police Department Service Enhancement Project." Specifically, funds will allow the City of Chico Police Department to purchase communications equipment; technology hardware and software; and firearms accessories and training equipment. The County of Butte will use their portion of the funding to purchase computer hardware and software for the Butte County District Attorney's Office. The City of Oroville will purchase computer hardware and software for the Oroville Police Department.


Date Created: July 30, 2012