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Chico Police Department Service Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $34,764)

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 cities of Chico and Orville and county of Butte have been identified as disparate. Butte County will not be receiving funds under this Fiscal Year 2013 JAG award. Chico and Orville cities will share award funds and Chico City will serve as the fiscal agent. The Chico Police Department will utilize the city's portion of funds to purchase communications equipment, technology hardware and software, firearms accessories, as well as restore contract police services that were eliminated. The Orville Police Department will use the city's portion of funds to retain police personnel scheduled for layoff in the 2013/14 fiscal year. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 22, 2013