Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,695)
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 Carroll and the City of Carrollton will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,695 to administer the 2008 Advanced Training Project. The State of Georgia requires that law enforcement officers receive a minimum of twenty hours of in-service or advanced training per calendar year in order to maintain their powers of arrest. The funding will allow for an additional 685 hours of training for the departments and will be offered to all employees. Funding for this program is allotted for both Carroll County and the City of Carrollton as disparate agencies. The amount would be divided between the agencies at an amount of $9,998 for Carroll County and $3,697 for the City of Carrollton.