Three Utah Cities Receive Department Of Justice Grants To Support Law Enforcement, Communities
SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) to Ogden, Sandy, and St. George to support law enforcement programs in the three cities.
JAG funding allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent crime based on their own local needs. Grant funds can be used for local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support and information systems for criminal justice programs. 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).
Ogden received a $60,064 grant. Ogden will use the funds for crime reduction programs, technology, training, and specialty units addressing gangs and drugs. Specifically, the city will use the grant to support police overtime, training, and to purchase equipment and software.
Sandy received a $24,285 grant. Sandy will use the funds to purchase duty handguns, patrol bicycles, mobile data terminals, in-car computer printers, and a dual monitor computer. The goal of Sandy’s project is to reduce crime, prevent violence and meet public safety needs.
St. George received a $13,869 grant to support technology upgrades. Funds will be used to purchase a computer server, wireless access hardware, digital video download management software, and digital mobile video camera systems for patrol vehicles to increase efficiency within the police department.