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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, $106,354)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of High Point, Guilford County, and the city of Greensboro will utilize their JAG award in the amount of $106,354 to purchase vehicle equipment. This purchase will support basic law enforcement functions of the police and sheriff's departments and help them modernize. Specifically, both the High Point Police Department and the Gilford County Sheriff's Office will use their share of JAG funds to purchase in-car cameras. The Greensboro Police Department will use its share of JAG funds to lease mobile data computers for police vehicles.


Date Created: August 25, 2008