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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $15,899)

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 Rio Rancho Police Department is experiencing a crucial storage problem within its evidence section. The Police Department collects and stores evidence for the purposes of safe keeping, lost/found property, petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and all level felony crimes. Evidence is stored until rightful owner release, case adjudication, or court ordered property destruction occurs. The current storage capacity is overflowing, resulting in portable storage containers and off-site storage units being utilized. This creates potential security risks and unnecessary recurring costs for storage fees. Project goals are identified by assessing the available space in the current building and how that space could be used more efficiently. The specific goal is to enhance the area by installing deeper, higher shelving, thereby, using the air space void in the existing area. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 1, 2015