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Local JAG

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,048)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Cleveland City Police Department will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to purchase Mobile Data Terminals and a GPS system. These system improvements will decrease officer response time and improve public safety. The GPS system will increase officer safety by making their location known to other officers and the central dispatch. The data terminals and GPS systems will also enable officers to conduct on scene driver license, license plate registration, and wanted person checks.


Date Created: August 26, 2008