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2008 Law Enforcement Equipment Purchase Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $21,071)

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 Rutherford and the City of Murfreesboro will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $21,071 to upgrade the current software systems used by both agencies. The fiscal agent, the City of Murfreesboro, will use $10,535.50 to purchase electronic/manual locks, replacement identification cards, key card sensors, and software to operate and record the opening and closing of doors within the system.

Rutherford County will use $10,535.50 to purchase software for an online citizen police reporting system. Such reporting would be limited to non-serious offenses where there is no known suspect and no immediate danger to the complainant. Both agencies will utilize this software and equipment to create a safer community for both the citizens and officers.


Date Created: August 20, 2008