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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,499)

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 and city of Greenwood are in a disparate relationship and will share Fiscal Year (2008) JAG funding. The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) will use its share of the JAG funding to fund law enforcement programs. These programs are designed to enhance the GCSO's overall law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities. This grant will also allow the GCSO to acquire tasers with related accessories and training costs for deputies.

The Greenwood City Police Department (GCPD) will use its share of JAG funds to support multiple law enforcement program activities. GCPD will purchase tactical tactical vests and night vision/thermal imaging device(s) to be utilized in various law enforcement operations, emergency response equipment that will include traditional law enforcement equipment, and a mobile repeater and/or related equipment for the mobile command post. Additionally, the grant funds will used to purchase full protection body armor and ballistic shields that will be utilized for high risk building entries; and crime scene equipment including latent print recovery scanners, digital cameras for documentation, and DNA collection and preservation equipment.


Date Created: August 20, 2008