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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,360)

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 Englewood will use their JAG award in the amount of $10,360 to purchase desktop computers and laser speed detectors. The purchase of two new desktop computers with monitors will provide Englewood Police Department sergeants with computers so that they can conduct their daily responsibilities such as daily review of investigative reports, performance evaluations, overtime, leave requests, and scheduling. Additional computers will provide quicker access for these officers to complete their reports and return to patrol assignment on the street. In addition, the purchase of three laser speed detectors will improve enforcement efforts. There are currently a limited number of lasers available for officers to utilize. The use of JAG funds will further the ability of the Englewood Police Department to provide officers with technological tools to successfully perform their assignments.


Date Created: August 14, 2008