Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (FY) 2017

Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County (Unified Police Department)


The 2017 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) application process has been announced.  As a requirement of the grant, we must make our application intent available to our residents.  This information packet will serve to inform Salt Lake City residents of the Police Department’s intent to apply for this grant, and how the Police Department intends to spend these funds.

Salt Lake City qualifies to apply for $326,545 in the 2017 JAG program. Of that total, Salt Lake City will receive $212,841 and Salt Lake County/UPD will receive $113,704.  The Salt Lake City breakdown of proposed expenditures is as follows:

Salt Lake City

$28,000 for directed Community Policing Overtime to focus on hot spot areas

$50,491 to provide administrative training for sworn and civilian personnel in their areas of expertise

$4,350 to provide training for the department’s Peer Support Team

$20,000 to fund a service dog, supplies and veterinary costs for the K9 Program

$100,000 to fund standard issue police helmets

$10,000 to fund overtime for system implementation projects

Salt Lake County / Unified Police Department

$14,000 to fund satellite phone upgrades

$20,864 to fund Taser replacements

$20,000 to fund night vision goggles

$10,000 to fund a speed trailer

$9,500 to fund a soft interview room

$9,000 to fund flash bang storage boxes

$5,000 to fund community outreach

$10,000 to fund ballistic helmets

$15,340 to fund a police precinct security system


$TOTAL $326,545
The grant has seven purpose areas under which all expenses must fall. The Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County projects fall within the Law Enforcement Programs area. Comments by the public will be accepted from August 24 through September 31, 2017.

If you have questions about the grant or the proposed budget, feel free to contact the grants office at 801-799-3357.

View full application here.