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Tactical Gear for Special Operations Response Team

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $17,590)

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 Myrtle Beach will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to provide the Myrtle Beach Police Department (MBPD) with resources to enhance officer safety. MBPD will purchase eight tactical vests for the Special Operation Response Team and tasers, for the Uniform Division, to be used as an alternative to deadly force thus reducing injury rates for law enforcement officers and suspects.


Date Created: August 12, 2008