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Formula JAG Grant for FY 2012

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $159,525)

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' goals are to improve crime analysis, community outreach, program efficiency, and officer responsiveness. The Reno Police Department will use JAG funds for law enforcement overtime, equipment, and training, which include items such as enhanced patrols in the downtown area and training for officers in new assignments. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will use its allocation for law enforcement equipment and training. The Sparks Police Department will acquire law enforcement equipment and training.


Date Created: July 15, 2012