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 5.

The City of Santa Clarita is eligible to receive $23,872 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 sheriff’s department to continue successful crime prevention programs and explore new ways to further enhance public safety in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth.

Proposed operations and strategies for the 2017 JAG Grant application will focus on the purchase of efficient technology to help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of sheriff’s department operations. 

For more information on the 2017 JAG Grant application or to view and comment on the proposal, visit www.santa-clarita.com/jag or contact Jerrid McKenna, Management Analyst, via phone at (661) 255-4921 or via email at jmckenna@santa-clarita.com.