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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, $22,384)

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 of the City of Rocky Mount and the Nash County Sheriff's Office will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $22,384 to better equip their officers to better serve their communities. The Rocky Mount Police Department will purchase eight laptop computers to replace their old equipment. The laptops will allow officers to store more information such as photographs and other types of video capability, and feature in-car reporting, access, and dissemination of vehicle information and crime mapping. The Nash County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) will acquire two tasers and taser accessories and eight honor guard uniforms and equipment. Deputies will use the tasers and related accessories as a safer alternative to using deadly force when confronting dangerous suspects. The NCSO's Honor Guard will be outfitted with new uniforms and equipment to represent the department as ambassadors when attending parades, funerals, special events, festivals, opening ceremonies, and other police related functions. The distribution of funding shows that the Rocky Mount Police Department will receive $13,430.40 and the NCSO will receive $8,953.60 according to their Memorandum of Understanding.


Date Created: August 21, 2008