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Opa Locka Local JAG

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,324)

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 Opa Locka Police Department (OLPD will use Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to purchase specialized less-than-lethal weapons that will significantly improve the OLPD's special response capability as it relates to the use of force. Specifically, the OLPD will be purchasing twenty-six Stinger S-200 Stun Guns, associated accessories. Remaining funds will be expended on training officers on how to use the new Stun Guns.


Date Created: August 19, 2008