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Local JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,238)

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 Haverhill Police Department will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $11,238 towards speed/message signs, skills manager software, and a weapon cleaner. The speed message sign will be utilized throughout the city to monitor traffic and to identify areas where increased traffic enforcement action is warranted. The skills management software is essential for logging, documenting, and maintaining all the training files for public safety employees. This program will also advise when officers are due for retraining or re-certification. The weapon cleaner will be utilized to maintain and clean the entire armory. All of these items are instrumental in supporting the Police Department's ability to provide superior law enforcement services to the citizens of Haverhill.


Date Created: August 24, 2008