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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,506)

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 Springfield and Clark County agreed that Springfield City will serve as the fiscal agent and funds will be equally divided between the two jurisdictions. The Springfield Police Division will use the City's share of JAG funds to update and improve recording equipment in its interview/interrogation rooms by purchasing cameras, wireless receivers, and a digital video recorder. The Division will also purchase a camcorder to use in conjunction with its laser shot training system, desktop computers for officers, a portable cordless telephone, tactical holsters and duty belts for the special operations team, and a photo scanner. The Clark County Sheriff's Office will use the County's share of funds to replace a laptop computer in the patrol unit, purchase GPS receivers for patrol, and replace desktop computers in the investigation division. These equipment upgrades are expected to benefit both officers and the public they serve.


Date Created: August 18, 2008