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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, $32,990)

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 Hampton will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $32,990 to purchase sixteen laptops computers and the appropriate computer software for the Investigations Bureau. This equipment will increase the officers' ability to access intelligence analysis products while on the scene of a crime. The goal is to use intelligence-driven policing to focus on the most dangerous and serious offenders in the most dangerous areas of the City of Hampton. The new computer software will allow officers to share information between other units, shifts, and investigators.


Date Created: August 26, 2008