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Broward County Justice Assistance Grant Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $274,067)

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 county of Broward and the 14 eligible jurisdictions will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $274,067 for law enforcement purposes. Broward County was selected as the fiscal agent for the award. The Broward County Sheriff's Office will use their allocation of $25,139 for officer overtime for proactive community and tactical policing coupled with crime prevention initiatives. The Davie Police Department will use the town's allocation of $10,180 to purchase software for recording and managing scheduling, training, and staffing needs. Fort Lauderdale will use $48,703 to purchase an automatic license plate recognition system to identify stolen vehicles and license plates. The Hallandale Beach Police Department will use $12,242 to expand its high liability training programs that will better prepare officers in responding to in-progress violent crimes.

The Hollywood Police Department will use the city's allocation of $24,748 to purchase rifles for the K-9 and SWAT teams that will provide another tactical advantage to ensure the safety of citizens and officers. The Lauderhill Police Department will use the city's allocation of $17,718 for officer overtime to identify high drug activity areas and increase enforcement operations in these areas. Funds will also support prevention and interdiction efforts with community juveniles. The Miramar Police Department will purchase investigative analysis software with the city's allocation of $15,773. Deerfield Beach ($16,957), Lauderdale Lakes ($12,622), North Lauderdale ($10,212), Oakland Park ($14,536), and Pompano Beach ($40,965) will use allocations for overtime for Broward County deputies to participate in crime prevention and reduction initiatives. Pembroke Pines will use its allocation of $11,808 to purchase automated locking system duty holsters to upgrade the overall efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of officers. The Sunrise Police Department will use the city's allocation of $12,464 for community policing activities.


Date Created: August 21, 2008