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Fresno Equipment Augmentation Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $282,250)

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 Fresno is serving as the fiscal agent for this disparate application with Fresno County. The County Sheriff's Office will use a portion of the funds to augument the Video Infrastructure Protection Program (VIPP); a multi-functional video system that has been developed and installed to provide enhanced law enforcement video surveillance capabilities for both critical infrastructures within Fresno County.

The City of Fresno Police Department will use its funds to purchase needed equipment and supplies to combat crime and to ensure the safety of those who are sworn to protect and serve as well as the citizens.


Date Created: August 27, 2013