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2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $56,106)

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 North Las Vegas will use the JAG funds to pay for: one voice stress analysis unit to be used by the police department in conducting background investigations and screening of applicants; training for police department personnel in the use of the voice stress unit; an inventory database management system that will properly track all police department property, equipment acquisitions, assignments, and dispositions; and a bait car wireless system that will allow officers to arrest suspected car thieves.


Date Created: September 4, 2008