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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, $19,600)

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 Bremerton will use their JAG award in the amount of $19,600 to purchase equipment and supplies to support the police department's digital interview room and equipment for a multi-purpose command unit. The interview and interrogation system is a state-of-the-art tool that uses electronic audio and visual recording to save, capture, playback, and manage recordings. The digital recording system also provides officers with quality evidence and a better work product for prosecution. JAG funds will also be used to purchase equipment for a multi-purpose incident command vehicle. The mobile command unit will be used in disaster relief, hostage negotiations, barricades, riots, and crime scenes efforts.


Date Created: September 1, 2008