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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,887)

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 county of Blount will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $10,887 to increase their effectiveness in crime prevention, offender apprehension, data collection, and court proceedings. Specifically, the sheriff's department will purchase six Flashback mobile video recording systems. These recording systems include a video recorder, Nite-Watch color camera, and a VoiceLink Plus wireless microphone system. This equipment will allow deputies to record law enforcement incidences as they occur, and allow the officers the ability to make a video record on a case-by-case basis. These recordings will assist in crime prevention, offender apprehension, data collection, court proceedings, and training purposes.


Date Created: August 26, 2008