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Lincoln/Lancaster County Investigative Narcotics Cooperative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $99,071)

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 city of Lincoln and the county of Lancaster will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $99,071 to address drug-related crime within the surrounding jurisdictions. Crack cocaine and methamphetamine continue to dominate the illegal drug market. The Lincoln/Lancaster County Investigative Narcotics Cooperative (LINC) was established to assist in the designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA). LINC's main goals and objectives are to combat drug-related crime, violence, and gang membership. LINC also provides educational and prevention programs that will continue to help serve the citizens of both jurisdictions. Funding will primarily be used to rent an off-site facility, fund facility maintenance, pay for utilities, lease vehicles, and purchase telecommunications/surveillance equipment.


Date Created: September 1, 2008