City Law Enforcement Funding - FY 2016-2017

Police Departments used the City Law Enforcement Funding for a variety of projects. In the video linked opens in a new windowhere, the El Monte Police Department highlights a program involving young people and their parents.

The 2016 Budget Act, Chapter 23, Statutes of 2016, Item 5227-102-0001 allocated $20 million to city police departments to increase positive outcomes between municipal law enforcement and high risk-populations. The grant required recipients to report data, and the Board of State and Community Corrections to compile and report that data to the Legislature by April 1, 2017.

The Budget Act directed the Department of Finance to work collaboratively with the California Police Chiefs Association to develop an allocation schedule that provided a minimum of 60 percent of the total funding to police departments employing 100 or fewer officers and gave further consideration to jurisdictions with:

  • high homeless populations and mental illness rates,
  • lack of existing resources for these efforts,
  • a desire for co-deployment teams, which consist of peace officers with crisis intervention training and either a county mental health professional or health worker, and
  • evidence-based programs that have been proven effective in improving interactions between law enforcement and high-risk populations.

That collaboration resulted in the disbursement of funding to 281 city police departments in 53 counties.  Provision 2 allowed those departments to use the funds to supplement, but not supplant, the following:

  1. Homeless outreach teams
  2. Crisis Intervention Training for officers
  3. Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT)
  4. Resources for drug-endangered children
  5. Outreach to high-risk youth
  6. Youth diversion programs
  7. Gang and violence prevention programs.

Finally, Provision 3 required agencies that receive funding to report the following, as applicable:

  1. The number of new teams established, or planned to be established
  2. The type of training and the number of peace officers trained, or planned to be trained
  3. The type of equipment or resources that were purchased, or planned to be purchased

This report provides an alphabetical list of each agency that received funding, how much funding was received, and the description provided to BSCC from each of those agencies about how they used the funds.