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Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $15,680)

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).

Lorain County will serve as the fiscal agent for the JAG award and will disburse $7,840 to the city of Lorain. Lorain County will provide its share of the allocation to the sheriff's office to purchase mobile data terminals for patrol vehicles. Although the sheriff's office has a fleet of 37 vehicles, only 27 are equipped with mobile data terminals. Since the terminals have an internet connection and software used to complete reports, deputies will spend more time in the field and increase citizen and officer safety. The city of Lorain will provide its funding to the police department to purchase portable radios and cases. Radios currently used are 12 years old and replacements are required to improve the department's overall operational capability and meet required interoperability requirements.


Date Created: August 18, 2008