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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $75,182)

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 Cumberland and the city of Fayetteville will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $75,182 to purchase computer software and law enforcement equipment. The JAG award will provide the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office with resources to enhance officer safety and increase the effectiveness of its deputies. Specifically, through the purchase of hardware the grant will allow the Sheriff's Office to connect to the FBI and the State Bureau of Investigations databases for both in-office computer terminals and mobile data terminals located in deputy's cars, and for use with an 800 megahertz radio repeater system operated by the City of Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) will use JAG funds to develop emerging technology and techniques to detect, investigate, and prosecute criminal acts. JAG funding will allow the FPD to purchase license plate recognition systems to reduce auto theft, help with recovery efforts and Amber alerts; crime mapping software; a forensic evidence computer to address cyber crime; and improved microphones for the Emergency Response Team.


Date Created: August 18, 2008