Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $31,161)
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 Downey Police Department plans to utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to pay overtime for police officers. Specifically, the proposed overtime will support the Neighborhood Preservation Program, Neighborhood Watch, the Crime Impact Team, and other crime suppression programs. The goals include: identifying and addressing the city's crime and quality of life concerns; foster police-community relations, crime prevention awareness, problem solving, and public order maintenance through conducting Neighborhood Watch Meetings; conduct saturation patrol utilizing uniformed and undercover officers in order to impact crime problems such as street robbery, burglary, and auto theft; support crime suppression and prevention activities; and conduct probation, parole, and post-release community supervision searches and compliance checks.