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FY 2008 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $18,968)

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 Vicksburg and the county of Warren will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $18,968 to purchase law enforcement equipment and have agreed to split the total JAG funds in half. Both jurisdictions will purchase additional interoperable communications equipment to enhance inter-agency communication. The Vicksburg Police Department will purchase three portable radios to improve communications with other emergency responders, administration, and emergency managers. The Warren County Sheriff's Department will purchase two in-car computer systems, which will allow longer patrol hours and improve visibility and field capability. The added interoperable communications equipment will benefit the entire community by improving the coordination of response efforts and insuring the safety of local residents.


Date Created: August 27, 2008