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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $19,420)

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 City of Boynton Beach Police Department will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $19,420 for overtime expenses for the Holiday Deployment Operation (Operation). This program focuses on high profile crime prevention in the "Congress Avenue Corridor" from mid-November to the first week of January. The operation consists of deploying 10 officers and one sergeant to "Congress Avenue Corridor" during the holiday season to prevent violence from being inflicted on residents, shoppers, merchants, and guests. The majority of officers will conduct high visibility patrol, but some officers will operate in an undercover capacity.


Date Created: August 21, 2008