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Prisoner Classification, Security Camera, and Radar Unit Systems

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $34,877)

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 Butler, the City of Hamilton, and the Township of Fairfield will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $34,877 for law enforcement purposes. The disparate jurisdictions have agreed that the County of Butler will serve as the fiscal agent. Fairfield Township will receive an allocation of $10,004 and Hamilton City and Butler County will receive equal shares of the remaining balance. Butler County will use funds to purchase a new classification system for its jail facilities. This system is expected to increase the safety and security of law enforcement staff and inmates. The Hamilton Police Department will use the City's share of funds for security cameras to monitor both the interior and exterior of its headquarters facility. Fairfield Township will use funds to purchase radar units for patrol vehicles. This equipment will improve traffic enforcement and increase safety in the community.


Date Created: August 12, 2008