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K-9 Enforcement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,576)

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 Cape Coral will use JAG funds to purchase a fully trained and certified law enforcement canine to replace the one lost to advanced age. The police department relies heavily on its special units to provide a safe and secure environment for residents and their families. The K-9 unit works all four shifts and is trained to assist with arrests for drugs, missing persons, crime investigations, and other community oriented activities. The canines and their handlers are an integral part of both the police department's crime response teams and the community at large.


Date Created: August 20, 2008