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Local JAG

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $16,777)

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 City of Palm Bay will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $16,777 to replace existing tactical equipment. The Palm Beach Bay Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team will replace tactical entry vests. Currently, there are seventeen officers assigned to the S.W.A.T. and twelve of the officers are wearing tactical entry vests that have expired. The replacement vests will better equip and ensure the safety of the officers assigned to the S.W.A.T. Team.


Date Created: August 19, 2008