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Justice Assistance Grant Law Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $36,604)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant funds to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the City of Fort Wayne, will use $21,962 to purchase tasers and related accessories to increase officer and citizen safety. Allen County will use $14,642 to purchase a digital in-car video camera to replace an outdated analog model and still picture digital cameras to document physical evidence such as domestic battery injuries, damage to property, and crash scenes.


Date Created: August 20, 2008