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FY 15 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $58,047)

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 grantee will use the JAG award to partially fund two motorcycle deputies salaries. The City will utilize the two deputies to impact traffic problem locations, which are identified by collision records and citizen complaints. The deputies will also be available to respond to calls for service and will work in coordination with the City’s Neighborhood Services Department to identify high-risk areas and other areas of concern (such as school zones). Additionally, deputies will be responsible for conducting DUI checkpoints and neighborhood traffic operations to reduce speed. The goal of this project is to implement directed traffic enforcement efforts to help reduce the total overall collisions, speed-related collisions, and driving under the influence related collisions.


Date Created: August 20, 2015