Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $138,905)
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 program 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 Stanislaus and the city of Modesto are submitting a joint application with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department serving as the fiscal agent. The City of Modesto Police Department will use its portion of the award to help fund public safety communications equipment enhancements by purchasing P25 compliant 800 Mhz radios for police officers. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will disburse its funding between the Probation Department and the Sheriff's Operations Division. The sheriff's department will use its portion of the award to fund school table top exercise trainings. The remaining funds will be used by the Probation Department to fund a portion of a deputy probation officer for the the department's Domestic Violence Program.