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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, $93,057)

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 Dayton was selected as the fiscal agent for the JAG award. According to the agreement with Trotwood and Montgomery County, the city of Dayton will disburse $13,653 to Trotwood and $27,791 to Montgomery County. The Dayton Police Department will use funds to increase its crime analysis capabilities. The department plans to hire a civilian independent contractor to gather and disseminate required crime statistics each week and to monitor crime trends, especially for juvenile crimes. This position will allow the crime analysis detective to devote more time to the department's incident based reporting and management information systems. Montgomery County will use funds to improve its criminal justice information system, used by law enforcement, court personnel, judges, and prosecutors. The system will provide a more comprehensive and accurate view of the jail population and consolidated views of criminal histories of suspects under investigation and defendants appearing in court. Trotwood plans to use funds to purchase mobile data terminals for police vehicles. This equipment will allow officers to complete reports in the field and will increase police presence in the neighborhoods.


Date Created: August 25, 2008