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Rock Island Police Personnel Project; Rock Island County Police Bicycle Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,953)

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 County of Rock Island and the City of Rock Island will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $16,953 to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the City of Rock Island, will use $15,258 to fund the retention of two police officers in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. The County of Rock Island will use $1,695 to purchase new police bicycles for deputy sheriffs to use for patrol and special detail usage in order to reduce high fuel consumption costs.


Date Created: August 24, 2008