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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $40,830)

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 consisting of the city of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $40,830 to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency through applied technology. Specifically, the city and county will allocate all funds towards equipment for the city of Council Bluffs Police Department. Equipment that will be purchased includes: 15 Hawk 1300 series lapel microphones; one ProTech Level IIIA ballistic shield; six tactical gas mask carriers and eight Point Blank Level III ballistic vest trauma plates to be used by the tactical team; two Simunition upper receiver conversion kits; four Glock Simunition conversion kits; 1,000 rounds of 9mm Simunition ammo to be used as a training tool for first responders; three Pelco Surface Mount Mini Domes; one Louroe ASK-4 kit; one Pelco DX4004 DVR with DVD burner; one Pelco power supply and UPS protection to be used to upgrade interview and polygraph rooms; one DWS Downflow Fingerprint Workstation system to be used in the identification lab; 18 Olympus Model WS-311 digital recorders to be used by criminal investigation detectives; one Dell computer server to store cruiser DVD video for evidence purposes; and one Panasonic Interface Duplex Document Scanner and seven Roller maintenance kits for Panasonic scanners to be used by the records department.


Date Created: August 26, 2008