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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $57,949)

The City of Warner Robins is applying for funds from the Edward Byrne Memorial
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program FY 2023 Local Solicitation in order to fund a project
titled FY 2023 JAG Grant Law Enforcement Project. The amount of funds allocated for the
application is $57,949. The Warner Robins Police Department (WRPD) and the Houston
County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) have been declared disparate for this grant program and have
agreed in a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to split the funds equally between the
two agencies with the City of Warner Robins acting as the applicant/fiscal agent for the joint
The project goal of the FY 2023 JAG Grant Law Enforcement Project is to improve and
enhance local law enforcement programs. WRPD and HCSO will meet this goal by using grant
funds to implement the project objective of supplementing the ability of WRPD and HCSO to
purchase law enforcement equipment. There is always a need for updated and/or additional
equipment within the two agencies that isn’t always possible with budgeted funds. Under
normal circumstances, the agencies would have to wait and see if the needed equipment would
make it through the cuts in the next proposed budget cycle. WRPD’s and HCSO’s efforts to
serve the citizens of Warner Robins and Houston County respectively with the highest standards
of excellence will be enhanced with better equipped employees. The project strategies to be used
to meet the goal and objective of the FY2023 JAG Grant Law Enforcement Project are as
follows: for WRPD to purchase software and technology to be used by department personnel and training to enhance our use of technology, and for HCSO to
purchase a law enforcement vehicle to be used by department personnel.
In order to meet the goal of this project, there will need to be coordination between
WRPD and HCSO. As stated previously, there is a signed MOU for this project that states there
will be coordination between the two agencies in order to complete the required progress reports
and financial reports for the grant.

Date Created: September 26, 2023