The City of Santa Clarita, in collaboration with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station, is submitting a grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Justice to enhance public safety and is seeking community feedback on the proposed draft. All public comments must be received before the application deadline on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
“Justice Assistance Grant funding allows the City and Sheriff’s Station to enhance public safety, curb juvenile offenses, reduce crime and promote the overall quality of life in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Bob Kellar. “Before submitting our application, we want to provide an opportunity for residents to comment on proposed local programs and services.”
JAG funding allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions. Grant funding also provides the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed most. Funds may be used for such activities as hiring, maintaining personnel, and providing overtime, training, equipment, and supplies.
The City’s 2013 JAG allocation is $26,999, which would be used for overtime hours for operations that could include, but not limited to: burglary and theft curtailment; drug and gang enforcement; vandalism and graffiti enforcement; T3/ bike and foot patrols and off-road enforcement; truancy and curfew sweeps; probation and parole enforcement; and surveillance, undercover and sting operations as needed. It will also fund attendance to training and conferences as well as the production of brochures for a campus safety campaign.
For more information on the JAG Grant application or to view and comment on the proposal, visit Santa-Clarita.com/index.aspx?page=510  or contact Tess Simgen at (661) 286-4157  or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .