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Torrance Police Cadet Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $18,626)

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 city of Torrance will use the FY 13 JAG award to fund a portion of the Police Cadet Program. This program consists of eight, part-time, entry-level positions for college students who are interested in a law enforcement career. The grant will enable the grantee to meet the following goals: 1) create jobs; 2) increase staff to enhance overall police services; 3) enhance crime prevention and education ativities; and 4) prepare young adults for a career in law enforcement.


Date Created: August 8, 2013