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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $37,868)

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 Prince William County Sheriff's Office will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $37,868 to enhance communications throughout the entire Judicial Center. The Sheriff's Office will purchase a two-way messaging system that will provide effective building evacuation and communication during a crisis situation such as an act of terrorism, active violence, or fire emergency. The equipment that has been selected is widely recognized as the industry standard because of its consistency in reliability and performance. The amplifiers are engineered for high performance with wide frequency response, very low noise and distortion, and excellent output regulation. The two-way messaging system will enable emergency messages to be broadcast on speakers and telephones throughout the building, making it easier to facilitate deputy instructions to the public.


Date Created: September 3, 2008