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Public Safety Support and Law Enforcement Equipment Initiative

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $45,891)

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 Lane and the cities of Springfield and Eugene will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $45,891 for criminal justice purposes. The fiscal agent, the county of Lane, will purchase equipment and supplies for the Lane County Sheriff's Office. The County will use their portion of the JAG award ($15,297) to purchase nine tasers, taser cartridges, wireless headsets, a property and evidence system, and additional supplies. The cities of Springfield and Eugene will combine their JAG funds for a total of $30,594 to support the County's Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC), a regional advisory council that is charged with ensuring effective use of resources to prevent and reduce crime, and increase the sense of safety within the community. The JAG funds will pay a portion of contractual services that provide data collection/analysis, grant research, program administration, report development, and best practice literature research for projects as required by the PSCC to assist in meeting their goals.


Date Created: September 2, 2008