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FY 2008 JAG 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, $52,784)

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 Lee County Sheriff's Office will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $52,784 to purchase equipment that will enable the Auto Theft Unit to reduce motor vehicle thefts through investigative tactics. The investigative equipment will be used to develop probable cause for the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators. The allocated funds will be essential to the dismantling of criminal theft rings targeting large scale cargo, heavy equipment, motorcycles, and other vehicles in Lee County.


Date Created: August 12, 2008