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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $56,506)

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 Syracuse and Onondaga County will utilize funding to support separate law enforcement initiatives. The city, through the police department, will apply its share towards a database that will house intelligence related information retrieved from multiple sources that includes officer information, gang informants, and anonymous tips. Once in operation, the system will be available to law enforcement agencies within Onondaga County and the state police for use in on-going cases. The county, through the Sheriff's Department, will use funds to support a part-time employee who will assist in retrieving firearms that were licensed to people who are now deceased. The project aims to retrieve weapons before they are lost, stolen, or unlawfully disposed of. For the purposes of grant administration, the city police department has been designated as the fiscal agent of this award.


Date Created: August 19, 2008