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City of North Charleston and Charleston County's Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $78,711)

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 North Charleston and the county of Charleston will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of 78,711 for law enforcement purposes. The North Charleston Police Department will use their portion of the grant to respond to the increases in call volume and to serve their community better. Specifically, JAG funds will be used to acquire the following items: a server for digital in-car camera systems, which is needed expand the network to satellite precincts; hand-held phones for undercover operations capable of receiving National Crime Information Center information in the field; Global Positioning Systems to assist new officers in responding to calls for service; multi-lingual voice translator units to communicate with citizens of North Charleston; laptops and printers for use by detectives when at crime scenes and; two electric golf carts to patrol small areas and high pedestrian traveled areas. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to repair approximately 55-87 existing tasers which provide deputies an additional option during use-of-force situations involving violent or combative offenders.


Date Created: August 24, 2008