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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, $13,478)

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 Kingsport will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,478 to purchase law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the city of Kingsport Police Department will purchase two in-car cameras and five radar units. The cameras that will be purchased are compatible with the Police Department's server/media storage system. The radar units are Genesis handheld K directional units. Kingsport police officers are currently trained on these units, and are familiar with their operation and maintenance.


Date Created: August 27, 2008