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Patrol Rifle Implementation Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $18,220)

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 Bell plans to use their FY 2013 JAG funds to rehab and modify military surplus AR-15 rifles, add locking storarge racks to patrol cars and buy training ammunition. The goal is to implement patrol rifles as an added resource to sworn officers, thus improving service and ensuring officer safety. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 25, 2013