Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $817,973)
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 Alameda County Sheriffs Office will serve as the fiscal agent and use the FY 15 JAG funds for crime prevention personnel. The Alameda and San Leandro Police Departments (PDs) will purchase equipment. The Berkeley PD will use the funds for overtime for its sworn and non-sworn personnel. The Emeryville, Livermore, Newark, and Union PDs will use the grant funds for training and equipment. The Fremont PD will use the grant funds to purchase computer software. The Hayward PD will use the funds for training and upgrades to its Communication Center. The Oakland PD will use the funds for equipment and vehicles. NCA/NCF