Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $66,383)
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 Salem will use the full 2015 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Funds, totaling $66,383, for the Community Service Officer (CSO) Program. The CSOs respond to calls for service such as non-injury accidents, traffic control, stolen vehicles, animal complaints, and other events, thereby relieving sworn officers to respond to more complex policing calls. Grant funds will be utilized for part-time CSO Salaries. NCA/NCF