Public Safety Programs

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​The Public Safety Branch is comprised of two sections; the Criminal Justice Section and the Public Safety Procurement Section.  With a combination of state, federal and one-time stimulus funds, the eight programs in the Public Safety Branch support enforcement activities including, but not limited to: suppressing criminal activity; reducing gun violence; reducing crime lab backlogs; and postconviction DNA testing.  The programs are as follows:

As of July 1, 2012, the following programs are administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC):

  • Anti-Drug Abuse Enforcement Team Program
  • California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program (CalGRIP)
  • Campaign Against Marijuana Planting
  • Crackdown Multi-Community Task Force Program
  • Drug Endangered Children Training Program
  • Marijuana Suppression Program
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT)

As of FY 2011/12, Enhancing Law Enforcement Activities Subaccount (ELEAS) funding, (formerly LSPA funding), has been and will continue to be transferred to local County Treasurer's offices per the State Controller's Office.  Cal EMA will no longer award any new LSPA-funded programs. These funds were transferred for the purpose of continuing program activities for the following programs:

  • California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (Cal-MMET) Program
  • Gang Violence Suppression Program
  • High Technology Theft Apprehension and Prosecution Program
  • Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium Program (MAGEC)
  • Rural Crime Prevention Program
  • Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Program (SAFE)