As a law enforcement agency we continue to face challenges brought about by the current economic changes, it is increasingly important that this agency and our community work together to ensure the safety of the public. The core mission of the San Juan Police Department is the protection of our citizens. The law enforcement community plays an integral role in the advancement of this mission. As our police department faces budget constraints, therefore limiting our resources and staffing levels, community policing strategies are essential to maintain effective public safety services within this changing economy.
These grant funding opportunities help support the San Juan Police Department to increase the total number of our staff; enhance our relationship with our community; and directly address the public safety concerns facing our community. It is our goal to continue to examine these issues so that we may provide the best available resources, information, and guidance to the field to assist our police officers in the development of sustainable policies and procedures that will help shape the new reality in policing. We have attached a list of all the grant awards the San Juan Police Department has received since 2009. This reflects a five year period in which our police department has been very effective and successful in receiving these awards and the purpose/functions they serve and continue to serve.
- The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (JAG) allocates $15,018 to the San Juan Police Department for the purchase of equipment. The Police department will be using the funds once awarded for the purchase of mobile radios.
San Juan Police Department
FY 17 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Solicitation
The San Juan Police Department (SJPD) is submitting an application to the FY 17 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Solicitation due September 5, 2017.
The SJPD is requesting $15,018 from the U.S Department of Justice to purchase digital mobile radios with accessories. The equipment will enhanced officer safety and provide additional communication during high risk incidents such as hostage negotiations, barricaded subjects, high risk felony warrants and search warrants.
In order to be eligible for award, the application requires a public hearing and 30 day public commenting period. The public hearing will be held September 12, 2017 during the City of San Juan Commission Meeting convening at 6:00 p.m. at the San Juan Memorial Library Multipurpose Room located at 1010 S. Standard Ave.- San Juan. All comments and questions regarding this applicant can be submitted to:
Captain Reymundo Casarez
San Juan Police Department Captain
City of San Juan
2301 N. Raul Longoria, San Juan, TX 78589