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Nashua Local JAG

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $77,576)

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).

Nashua City, Hillsborough County, and Manchester City have been certified as disparate and will share Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funding. The Nashua Police Department will utilize JAG funds for various overtime programs, firearms training equipment, and other police equipment such as police bicycles with safety lights, tasers with holsters, and a Life Fitness treadmill to be used by officers to maintain and improve their level of fitness.

Hillsborough County will utilize JAG funds to implement a pilot program to improve the effectiveness officers in the field by making criminal justice information available to them in a timely manner. The program will require the purchase of portable wireless data equipment.

The Manchester Police Department will utilize JAG funds to continue the JOLT program. The JOLT program holds children at-risk accountable and makes certain they are abiding by the law. They will also purchase police equipment, such as training tools, and supplies.


Date Created: August 25, 2008