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FY 14 JAG Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $50,875)

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 Merced Police Department will utilize the FY 2014 JAG funds to hire non-sworn part-time personnel to assist in the Investigations Unit, providing assistance with: property/evidence processing, cold case investigations, and other types of research. Additional needs within the department include: a new, high-speed office copier machine, body mounted video cameras,
computer servers for data security, video camera for public information/education, and aerial vision camera. All projects will help with improving the department's efficiency in several key areas. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 11, 2014