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City Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed Justice Assistance Grant Application

| Community | August 30, 2019

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking community feedback on a public safety grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. All public comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The City of Santa Clarita is eligible to receive $24,219 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s JAG program, which is aimed at enhancing public safety. JAG allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime, based on local needs and conditions. Funds may be used for hiring, training and maintaining personnel as well as for equipment, supplies and more to improve overall crime prevention.

“JAG funding allows the City and the Sheriff’s Department to continue successful crime prevention programs and explore new ways to further enhance public safety in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.

Proposed operations and strategies for the 2019 JAG program application will focus on a compilation of purchases to improve traffic safety and enforcement, evidence collection, less-than-lethal intervention tools and active shooter training.

For more information on the 2019 JAG program application or to comment on the proposal, contact Rebecca Widdison at (661) 284-1407 or via email at rwiddison@santa-clarita.com.

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