Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,939)
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 Muskogee County Sheriff's Department and the city of Muskogee will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,939 to upgrade and purchase additional bulletproof vests for the Sheriff's Department. Due to the rise of drug busts in the county, the Sheriff has hired additional employees to support the expanding workload. The purchase of additional bulletproof vests with JAG funds will ensure that all of the Muskogee County Sheriff's Department deputies are properly protected during dangerous situations.