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Upgrades to Existing Indoor Firing Range

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,626)

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 Chicopee Police Department will use Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to upgrade overhead target carriers and purchase new target backing curtains for their indoor firing range. The upgraded automated target carriers will provide officers, practicing on the range, the ability to shoot safely while firing from a shooting stall. The purchase of target backing curtains will substantially improve the safety of officers shooting on the indoor firing range. The target curtains are made of specially formulated heavy-duty rubber that is positioned between the target and the backstop. The self-sealing curtains protect the officer on the range from ricocheting bullets, back splatter, and lead dust.


Date Created: August 25, 2008