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Justice Assistance Grant/Law Enforcement Protective Equipment

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,618)

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 Town of East Hartford will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $14,618 to purchase bulletproof vests/tactical body armor for the East Hartford Police Tactical Team. The protective equipment purchase will consist of seven tactical vests including the ballistic plates. This protective equipment is essential equipment for all tactical teams, and will enhance the East Hartford officers' safety.


Date Created: August 12, 2008