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2014 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Public Comment

The 2014 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application Process has been announced.  As a requirement of the grant, we must make our application intent available to our residents.  This information packet will serve to inform Salt Lake City residents of the Police Department’s intent to apply for this grant, and how the Police Department intends to spend these funds.

Salt Lake City qualifies to apply for $315,895 in the 2014 JAG program. Of that total, Salt Lake City will receive $216,249 and Salt Lake County will receive $99,646. The Salt Lake City breakdown of proposed expenditures is as follows:

Salt Lake City

$75,000 to provide training for both sworn and civilian personnel in their areas of expertise to maintain an optimal level of training

$78,199 for directed Community Policing Overtime to focus on problem areas as they arise

$10,000 for canine service dog, supplies and veterinary that exceed general fund budget

$10,000 for overtime to purge/transport evidence

$3,050 for collision inspection toolkits

$15,000 for the Salt Lake City Peer Court program to enhance efforts in preventing and deterring juvenile crime

$15,000 for the Salt Lake City Police Explorer program to educate youth about police operations, interest them in possible law enforcement careers, and build a mutual understanding.

$10,000 for Autism tracking devices for children in our community

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$216,249   TOTAL

Salt Lake County

$29,400 for 21 Taser X2 units for the Protective Services Division

$10,500 for GPS hardware devices compatible with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) software

$25,500 for radio ear microphones

$14,246 for camera system and tracking devices to more accurately monitor criminal activity

$20,000 for startup costs for new program to provide coordinated services for crime victims

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$99,646   TOTAL

The grant has seven purpose areas under which all expenses must fall.  The Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County expenses fall within Law Enforcement Programs, Prevention and Education, Technology Improvement and Crime Victim/Witness Programs. This grant application will be submitted on June 10, 2014, and the funding is scheduled to be awarded with a start date of October 1, 2014.

Comments by the public will be accepted from June 9 through July 31, 2014.

If you have questions about the grant or the proposed budget, feel free to contact Deputy Chief Krista Dunn or Chief Burbank’s office.

Thank you.

Krista Dunn
Administrative Bureau Deputy Chief
Salt Lake City Police Department
(801) 799-3265
krista.dunn@slcgov.com

Chris Burbank
Chief of Police
Salt Lake City Police Department
(801)  799-3802
chris.burbank@slcgov.com