(1) When funded, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall establish a grant program to assist local law enforcement agencies in the support of special enforcement emphasis targeting gang crime. Grant applications shall be reviewed and awarded through peer review panels. Grant applicants are encouraged to utilize multijurisdictional efforts.
(2) Each grant applicant shall:
(a) Show a significant gang problem in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions receiving the grant;
(b) Verify that grant awards are sufficient to cover increased investigation, prosecution, and jail costs;
(c) Design an enforcement program that best suits the specific gang problem in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions receiving the grant;
(d) Demonstrate community coordination focusing on prevention, intervention, and suppression; and
(e) Collect data on performance pursuant to RCW 36.28A.220
(3) The cost of administering the grants shall not exceed sixty thousand dollars, or four percent of appropriated funding, whichever is greater.
[2008 c 276 § 101.]
Severability—2008 c 276: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [2008 c 276 § 701.]
Part headings, subheadings not law—2008 c 276: "Part headings and subheadings used in this act are not any part of the law." [2008 c 276 § 702.]