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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,416)

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 city of Cheyenne and Laramie County will use their Fiscal Year 2008 award in the amount of $13,416 to purchase digital cameras and memory cards for their patrol officers and detectives. The Cheyenne Police Department will use the cameras to process crime scenes, which will include taking photos of evidence, injuries to victims, and vehicle crashes. The digital cameras will allow the police department to view the photos immediately, and then transmit the images electronically to prosecutors, insurance companies, and others parties who may require the photos.


Date Created: September 3, 2008