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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $22,286)

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 County of Garland and city of Hot Springs are in a disparate relationship and will share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award ($22,286). hot Springs City will serve as the fiscal agent. The County Sheriff's Department and the Hot Springs Police Department will both use their funds to purchase equipment. The Hot Springs Police Department and the Garland Sheriff's Department will each purchase twelve electronic control devices to be deployed to officers within the Patrol Division. The funding will also be used to purchase twelve audio/video cameras, which will be mounted on each device. The cameras will provide factual depictions of the event before and after the device is deployed and can be a crucial piece of evidence in judicial proceedings. A docking station will be purchased to download information from the device and relay it to a personal computer regarding the time, date, and officer's name, number of firings, cycles, and battery status.


Date Created: August 25, 2008