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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $35,390)

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 Gallup will utilize funding from JAG 2015 to train their canine teams. These teams are deployed on each of four patrol shifts. The canine training used with this funding will ensure that canine teams are able to do their tasks effectively, efficiently, successfully, and legally. The McKinley County Sheriff DepartmentÂ’s Canine Unit will acquire a dual purpose dog through proper procurement procedures and careful examination. The police canine will be taken through the 6-week Police Service Dog academy conducted by the unit trainer and vendor.


Date Created: August 20, 2015