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June 17, 2016
  
FY2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to the City of Chandler

The Department of Justice has partnered with the City of Chandler Police Department to receive $48,598 through the FY 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. 

Please note that the program below is proposed. If any changes or updates are made, they will be reflected on www.chandleraz.gov in as timely a manner as possible.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program allows states, tribes and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions.  JAG blends the previous Byrne Formula and Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Programs to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most.  The stated purpose of the JAG program is to underwrite projects that reduce crime and improve public safety.
 
Recommended Project to Receive 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program:
 
Chandler Police Department, $48,598 – Investigative and Community Awareness Project:  This project proposes to purchase trace technology kits for the Crime Prevention Section of the Chandler Police Department.  These kits allow residents to mark valuables with unique chemically coded solutions specific to each location that is traceable to the owner and can link criminals to a specific crime scene should valuables be stolen and recovered.  This aids in crime prevention and community awareness by advertising the product is in use and investigations should any marked items be stolen/recovered.  This project will also purchase two radar trailers with variable message boards (VMB) and two crime scene walls for the Department’s Traffic Unit/Vehicular Crimes Unit.  The radar trailers/VMB are used to alert citizens of their current speed to reduce speed violations and potential accidents, as well as notify citizens of traffic-related incidents, such as community functions and road closures.  The crime scene walls will be used maintain privacy during deadly traffic and other accident investigations.

For comments, please contact Judy Mandt at 480-782-4085, or email her at judy.mandt@chandleraz.gov.