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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,305)

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 township of Clinton Charter will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,305 to purchase 31 in-car printers, mounts, and card swipe readers for driver's licenses for police vehicles. This equipment will be used with the police department's existing in-car computer system and will allow officers to write and transmit violations. Mobile reporting and data transfer will provide more time for officers to spend in the field, which will increase their availability and reduce response times. This technology is expected to assist the department in making the community a safer place to live.


Date Created: September 2, 2008