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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, $10,623)

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 Bristol will use their JAG award in the amount of $10,623 to improve the Bristol Police Department's training equipment, and provide a better system of managing and investigating their criminal and motor vehicle accident scenes. The funds will enable the Police Department to purchase equipment necessary to improve officer safety, efficiency, and the overall safety of the community. The goal for these funds will be to supply the officers and the department with the technology needed to better perform their duties and to make the City of Bristol a safer community. The Police Department will purchase two digital cameras, two speed lights, one Crash Data Recovery System upgrade, one Total Station 'Laser Technology' crime scene/accident scene mapping system upgrade, and eight assorted steel targets for firearms training programs.


Date Created: August 12, 2008