U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Riverside County Joint JAG 2015

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $416,132)

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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will serve as Fiscal Agent for the FY 15 JAG grant ($446,132). The participating jurisdictions will use the funds for the following purposes: The Banning Police Department ($9,668) will purchase seven Tasers; Cathedral City PD ($12,839) will use the funds for equipment and training; Coachella PD ($14,612) will use the funds for equipment and officer safety; Corona PD ($12,684) and Hemet PD ($26,919) will purchase radios; Desert Hot Springs PD ($21,176) will purchase Automated License Plate Readers; Indio PD ($29,891) will support its Smart Policing Initiative; Jurupa Valley PD ($16,165) will enhance traffic safety; La Quinta PD ($9,003) and Palm Springs PD ($18,028) will purchase computer equipment; Moreno Valley PD ($46,033) will target code violations; Perris PD ($14,369) will fund directed patrols; Riverside City PD ($89,339) will purchase police cars and equipment; and Riverside County ($95,407) will target violent offenders and partially fund a Supervising Probation Officer. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 19, 2015