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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, $58,302)

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).

Escambia County will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $58,302 to purchase equipment and supplies. They will use JAG funds to upgrade communication systems, improve evidence processing, upgrade computer systems, purchase firearms for law enforcement officers, and support overtime requirements for Patrol, SWAT, and High Alert. JAG funding will assist the Sheriff's Office in providing superior law enforcement services to the citizens of Escambia County.


Date Created: August 19, 2008