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Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Formula

A U.S. Department of Justice grant assisting state and local law enforcement agencies to fight crime and improve the functionality of the criminal justice system. As part of the Act, the U.S. Department of Justice designated Santa Barbara County jurisdictions to receive non-competitive grant funding in the amount of $777,206. As part of the grant award, jurisdictions within the county are required to create a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing on specific allocations of funding.

On March 25, 2009, law enforcement officials from all involved Santa Barbara County agencies met and agreed upon disbursement amounts as well as designated the Santa Barbara Police Department as the administrating agency. The disbursement amounts are as follows.


Total Funding Amount

City of Santa Barbara
$187,808 for the Community Policing Retention and Enhancement Program, which retains one police officer position for 1.5 years, thus allowing the Agency to fill one beat coordinator position scheduled for elimination for FY10. $77,721 for administrative costs, including half-time funding of a Records Specialist position to administer the grant.


City of Santa Maria
The Police Officer Retention Program, which preserves one full-time officer position for a period of 2.5 years.


County of Santa Barbara
The Enhanced Electronic Supervision Program for High Risk Probationers program, which provides GPS monitoring to enhance the efforts of local law enforcement and allows the most high risk offenders’ movements to be closely monitored. A Senior Deputy Probation Officer will serve as the primary staff member for the program.


City of Lompoc
The Lompoc Police-Byrne JAG Mobile Data Terminal Replacement program, which improves the digital communication link between the City dispatch and the employees in the field. The Agency will purchase 13 Mobile Data Terminals, train and fund a maintenance contract for a three-year period.


City of Goleta
The Ellwood Bluffs/Community Direct Enforcement Grant program, which reduces opportunities for illegal activities in target areas and enhances and improves the City’s crime prevention efforts.


City of Carpinteria
The Carp Traffic Enforcement Byrne Grant program, which increases saturation patrols and enforcement action around schools and in other traffic problem areas of the City.


Public Safety

Council Agenda Reports

June 23, 2009(24.9 KB)

Quarterly Update Reports

June 30, 2009(4.7 KB)
June 30, 2010(27.5 KB)
June 30, 2012(23.8 KB)
March 31, 2009(26.6 KB)
March 31, 2010(27.4 KB)
March 31, 2011(27.8 KB)
March 31, 2012(23.1 KB)
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2013
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