Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $657,791)
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 County of San Bernardino will serve as the fiscal agent for the eighteen disparate juridictions. The JAG funds wikk support the following projects: 1)Portion of salaries for five sworn officers in the City of Fontana; 2)one officer assigned to the San Bernardino property bureau; 3)three San Bernardino dispatchers; and 4)supplemental overtime for specialized enforcement in various cities, to quickly respond to unplanned neighborhood crime and safety problems as they arise. Additionally, the funds will be used to purchase unbudgeted equipment, such as laboratory equipment for the crime lab; audio visual equipment; safety equipment, including weapons components contributing to improvement enforcement of dangerous suspects; and computer supplies, improving department efficiency. Finally, funds will also be used for aviation fuel, and contracts for GPS tracking of probationers and polygraph testing. Collectively, these strategies meet unfunded needs and will serve to reduce area crime and violence.