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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,908)

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).

Dorchester County Government will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award to upgrade and enhance the law enforcement capabilities and effectiveness of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) in criminal interdiction. DCSO will implement an Interdiction Enforcement Information and Reporting System (IEIRS) designed to create effective interdiction enforcement and provide a reporting system for all law enforcement activities. This system will allow deputies to address the growing threat of organized drug and gang activity as well as index crimes.


Date Created: August 14, 2008