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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, $11,976)

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 Jefferson and county of Cole will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $11,976 to continue their public safety efforts. The fiscal agent, the City of Jefferson, will use $7,988 to purchase equipment for use by Jefferson Police Department officers to enhance safety and more efficiently protect the general public. The equipment that will be purchased includes digital cameras, radio frequency detector, voice recorder, earpiece adapter, binoculars, rainsuits, fingerprint kits, crime scene markers, MP5 & AR15 magazines, and rifle slings/carrying cases. The Cole County Sheriff's Department will use $3,988 to purchase tasers with camcorders to allow deputies to neutralize dangerous situations and to record incidents for court or peer review.


Date Created: August 25, 2008