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Utah Cities Get Department Of Justice Grants To Support Law Enforcement, Communities

August 09, 2013
Funding will Support Initiatives in Taylorsville, Layton, and South Salt Lake City


            SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has awarded Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to three Utah communities.

            JAG funding allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent crime based on their own state and local needs.  Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support and information systems for criminal justice programs.  The funds can be used in a variety of program areas, including law enforcement; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education; corrections; drug treatment and enforcement programs; planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

            Taylorsville received a $33,782 grant, which will be used to purchase equipment and pay overtime in support of several law enforcement programs.  The goal of Taylorsville’s effort is to increase pedestrian safety, improve security within the community, and improve the functionality of equipment patrol officers are relying on.

            South Salt Lake City received a grant of $31,354, which will be used to help create a professional uniform work environment with updated technology and to increase efficiency for its law enforcement officers.

            Layton received a $16,945 grant to help fund multi-media trial presentation equipment to be used in court.

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