Sparks City Council Meeting 1/27/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, January 27, 2020 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV

Consent Items: 8.2

Title: Consideration and possible acceptance of a 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award from the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $31,815.
Petitioner/Presenter: Pete Krall, Chief of Police/Pete Krall, Chief of Police
Recommendation: Accept the $31,815 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) collectively in the amount of $159,075 to the Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Sparks Police Department. This funding can be used towards law enforcement training, law enforcement equipment, and law enforcement personnel overtime expenses. The Sparks Police Department’s allocation of funding is $31,815. Reno and Washoe County will both receive $63,630.


The City of Reno is the fiscal agent and responsible for all grant reporting for this grant program period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2022. An interlocal agreement was submitted to the Sparks City Council and approved on September 23, 2019.


Upon acceptance of the 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), the Sparks Police Department will utilize the $31,815 towards the purchase of rifles for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, simunitions training equipment, and overtime wages in order to provide necessary training to personnel in the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).


1. Council could accept the JAG award.

2. Council could reject the JAG award and provide direction to the City Manager to seek funding elsewhere.

Recommended Motion:

I move to accept a 2019 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award from the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $31,815.

Attached Files:
     Cert & Assurances by Chief Executive.pdf
     City of Sparks signed interlocal agreement.pdf
     CIty of Reno and Washoe County Signed Interlocal agreement.pdf
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