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Brevard County Sheriff's Office Prisoner Transport/Booking System Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $35,616)

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 County of Brevard County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $94,140 to fund the salaries and benefits for the two sworn deputies that provide coverage for the entire county for coordinated prisoner transport to the county jail. The implementation of this program has reduced the error rate of booking packages completed by the local police departments to less than 10 percent. The program will make completing booking packages less time consuming, and will also create a safer environment for the officers in their patrol zone.


Date Created: August 20, 2008