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Law Enforcement Crime Scene Documentation and Safety Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,434)

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 Rio Arriba County and the city of Espanola will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to support public safety efforts. The city of Espanola will use its share of the grant funds ($6,215) to purchase in-car digital camera systems for city's police patrol vehicles. Rio Arriba County will use its share ($6,219) of the grant funds to purchase digital cameras and tasers for county police officers.


Date Created: September 4, 2008