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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, $15,249)

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 Bannock and the city of Pocatello will utilize their 2008 JAG award in the amount of $15,249 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Bannock County Sheriff's Office will use their share of the JAG funding ($7,624.50) to purchase a bar-code scanner, a docking station, a printer, and labels to upgrade their evidence procedures. The Pocatello Police Department will use their share of the JAG funding ($7,624.50) to purchase a remote video system and two digital cameras. The video system will allow officers to view dangerous areas without entering them, and the digital cameras will be used to photograph crime scenes, victim injuries, and other types of evidence.


Date Created: September 2, 2008