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Development,purchase and licensing of Department website

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $30,758)

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 Tulare will use the FY 2012 JAG award to develop a webpage for the City of Tulare Police Department. The webpage will provide the citizens of Tulare with the ability to access employee contact information; obtain information on crime trends; view calendar of events for crime prevention initiatives (e.g., neighborhood/business watch meetings); and provide links for city-wide services. There will also be a "how to" component, which will provide information on how to report a crime anonymously; retrieve an impounded/stored vehicle; and acquire lost/found personal property. Through the use of this media source, the city hopes to provide its citizens with a more streamlined and less labor intensive process to acquire assistance and information, thus further promoting the city's Community Oriented Policing efforts.


Date Created: July 12, 2012