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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,516)

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 county of Denton and the city of Denton will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,516 for law enforcement purposes. The Denton County Sheriff's Office and the Denton Police Department will expand their taser programs so that officers will be able to use less lethal technology when dealing with aggressive, combative, and resistant subjects. The Denton County Sheriff's Office will purchase three tasers with cameras, holster, and an additional 17 taser cartridges. The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office will purchase safety enhancement equipment for law enforcement personnel that will increase their safety and the safety of defendants and the public. The Denton Police Department will use their portion of the JAG funds to purchase four tasers with cameras, holsters, and 34 additional taser cartridges.


Date Created: September 3, 2008