Justice Assistance Grant Awarded
The Department of Justice awards JAG grants annually to assist local law enforcement efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. The Portland Police Department intends to use FY2012 JAG funds to purchase equipment and technology to aid the public by including an information kiosk for the lobby of police headquarters which will allow easier and faster access. Much needed desktop computers will be funded as well as tasers for officers. The Department also intends to use JAG funds to send officers to training and to create a scenario based assessment module for the police promotional process.