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City of Boise and Ada County JAG 2016

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $146,945)

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 Boise Police Department will use their FY 2016 funds to: (1) Purchase training and technology to allow the enhanced physical extraction of data from cell phones; (2) Replace outdated riot control gas masks for its mobile field force team; and (3) Purchase additional security cameras for its building to enhance safety for officers and for the public. This equipment and technology can improve safety and aid job performance for officers and the public.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office will provide training, technology and equipment for their newly expanded crash reconstruction team. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit serves all of Ada County.

Date Created: September 12, 2016