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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $15,456)

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 Kissimmee will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount $15,456 to continue to support the salaries and fringe benefits for a police sergeant and two police officer positions. These positions were originally funded in 1996 with LLEBG program funds and funding has continued with JAG. The officers are assigned to the Patrol Division. Officers in this division and throughout the department use crime analysis information to target crime patterns and neighborhood quality of life issues, including gang activity. This policing strategy has contributed to a reduction in crime. Continued funding of these positions will assist the Kissimmee Police Department in increasing its crime reduction efforts.


Date Created: August 21, 2008