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Firearms Reduction Consortium (FRC)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $381,963)

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 Stockton and San Joaquin County are listed as disparate jurisdictions on the FY 2012 JAG allocation list. The City will serve as the fiscal agent. San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office, and Probation Department have agreed to use JAG funds to continue funding a Countywide Firearms Reduction Consortium (FRC). The following is a narrative breakdown of how JAG funds will be allocated:

(1) City of Stockton Police Department: fund a full-time Firearms Examiner. This position provides weapons related forensics for all law enforcement agencies in San Joaquin County.

City of Stockton Police Department: fund Firearms forensics training. Fund IBIS related training for all law enforcement agency staff on how the system works, and how to properly collect evidence in the field for the best possible results.

City of Stockton Police Department: fund a data server and firearm analytics software to enhance the data collected by the Integrated Ballistics Identification System and its use in solving firearms related crimes.

City of Stockton Police Department: fund gun enforcement program overtime. Fund police officer overtime costs associated with the Firearms Reduction Consortium.

District Attorney Office: partially fund a deputy district attorney position that will be assigned to the Armed Prohibited Persons Program. This program was developed due to a rise in gun-related offenses by individuals prohibited from carrying a firearm.

(2) San Joaquin County Probation Department: fund some of the probation officer's overtime costs, incurred when conducting local law enforcement "sweeps" of persons on formal probation, including searches of possession of firearms.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office: hire back personnel on an overtime basis, with the primary focus on specific targeted areas known for high rates of gun related crimes.


Date Created: July 12, 2012