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2008 Supplemental Taser Request

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,264)

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 Winnebago County and the city of Oshkosh will use their Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the city of Oshkosh, will use $10,000 to purchase tasers and related accessories in order to allow for all officers on duty to be equipped with this tool designed to increase officer, public, and offender safety in compromising situations. Winnebago County will use $1,264 to purchase equipment to aid in their patrol activities.


Date Created: August 21, 2008