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Kalamazoo Law Enforcement Technology and Equipment Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $22,737)

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 Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County agreed that the City will serve as the fiscal agent and that the County will use $5,684 of the total allocation. Both jurisdictions will use funds for technology and equipment to support law enforcement personnel. Planned purchases of communications equipment and computer hardware and software and implementation of community crime reduction initiatives will enhance the effectiveness of officers and provide for greater citizen and officer safety.


Date Created: August 25, 2008