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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,720)

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 Apopka will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $10,720 to purchase camera equipment for the purpose of undercover drug investigations. The Apopka Police Department will purchase three in-car cameras to document criminal activity and identify offenders for criminal prosecution. The police department has experienced an increase in the amount of drug activity in all areas of the community. This increased drug activity is a natural precursor to more serious and violent crimes. Camera equipment will aid the police department in combating these street level drug crimes.


Date Created: August 20, 2008