Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $15,137)
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).
Tehama County will utilize the FY 2014 JAG award to fund overtime for the Tehama County District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation personnel to assist with the Gang and Serious Offender Suppression Program, which is outside of their regularly assigned workloads. Funds will also be used to upgrade current helmets to modern threat-level ballistic helmets, and to purchase entry tools, all of which are used during the execution of high-risk search warrants and other operations associated with the Gang and Serious Offender Suppression Program.