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Less Lethal - Electronic Control Device Enhancement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $73,755)

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 County of Montgomery will use its 2008 JAG award ($73,755) to enable its Police Department to purchase tasers and related equipment for more than 70 officers. The decision to use the entire JAG award to provide police officers with a less-than-lethal option in situations involving use-of-force reflects a commitment to the safety and protection of both citizens and law enforcement officers.


Date Created: August 20, 2008