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Operation Safe Water

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $15,843)

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).

Jefferson County, Missouri will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funding in the amount of $15,843 to purchase watercraft in order to respond to calls and aid other law enforcement agencies on the waterways. The 16-foot aluminum watercraft will be used for water rescue, patrolling, and as a public awareness tool in efforts of reducing waterway injuries. Jefferson County will also purchase a outboard motor and a 16-foot boat trailer. With the addition of the watercraft, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be able to improve public safety within the community, deterring hazardous and disruptive criminal behavior along rivers and lakes.


Date Created: September 2, 2008