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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,435)

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 St. Louis will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $44,435 to purchase 11 new in-car mobile laptop computers and accessories for their patrol vehicles. The JAG funds will enable officers to respond to calls for service, run vehicle information, search arrest warrants, and utilize the department's written applications. In addition, the purchase of rugged mobile data terminals will supplement the existing terminals and serve as replacements to nonfunctioning equipment. The new law enforcement equipment will enhance officer safety and service to the citizens.


Date Created: August 26, 2008