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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, $79,785)

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 county of Scott and the city of Davenport will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $79,785 toward the salary and fringe benefit costs for four officers from the Scott County Sheriff's Office and the Davenport Police Department assigned to the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group (QCMEG)-Hotel/Motel Interdiction Unit (HIDE). The QCMEG is split into two investigative groups, the covert unit and the HIDE unit. The covert unit works evening hours and focuses on undercover buys using confidential informants. The HIDE unit works day-shift hours and focuses on hotel/motel interdiction, highway interdiction, parcel interdiction, and bus and air travel interdiction. HIDE agents also conduct presentations at local schools, police and fire departments, hospitals, and local businesses on drug recognition and meth awareness.


Date Created: September 3, 2008