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The City of Newport News is eligible to apply for the 2020 Local Solicitation Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Grant.  This grant is an annual grant that is awarded by the federal government based on a locality’s population and crime statistics. The JAG funds allow localities to support a broad array of activities to prevent and control crime based on their local needs and conditions. 

The FY 2020 federal allocation for the City of Newport News is $101,820.  The intended use of these funds by the Police Department is to (1) use the funds for specialized training i.e., mid-level leadership, de-escalation, implicit bias; (2) upgrade existing real time crime center equipment; (3) outfit additional officers assigned to our Crowd Management Unit (CMU) and replace worn or damaged CMU equipment

If you would like to comment on the use of these funds, please email the Police Department at gerzetk@nnva.gov. Posted on August 26, 2020.

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