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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,237)

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 Florence will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,237 to purchase additional cameras and video equipment for the Florence Police Department's Patrol Division. The police department would like to equip more marked police vehicles with in-car digital camera systems. This equipment will enable them to review and critique a variety of dangerous situations, such as felony stops and vehicular pursuits.


Date Created: September 2, 2008