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Public Safety Equipment Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $37,634)

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 Horry County Government will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to provide the Public Safety Division resources to enhance their efforts in fighting crime and protecting the public. This grant will allow the Division to purchase the following items: shock belts and stun cuffs for inmates to increase safety for officers, inmates, the general public, and court staff; tracking wrist bands and locator equipment for a helicopter as part of its support of Project Lifesaver which helps locate individuals with Alzheimer's Disease that have wandered off; monitors to track vehicle locations; body armor for road deputies; and digital cameras for interview rooms.


Date Created: August 18, 2008