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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,691)

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 Wood County Sheriff's Department will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program award in the amount of $13,691 to enhance and improve law enforcement in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The department will purchase equipment, technology, and other materials directly related to basic law enforcement functions. These items will enhance the department's ability to reduce patrol time, process crime scenes, and forward vital intelligence to other criminal justice agencies. The Sheriff's Department plans to purchase six scanners, 12 crime scene measuring devices, a Pan-tilt camera, 15 digital cameras, and two rugged laptops.


Date Created: August 7, 2008