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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $25,595)

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 Plano and the county of Collin will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $25,595 to purchase law enforcement equipment, with the city serving as the fiscal agent. The Collin County Sheriff's Department will use its share to purchase eleven tasers with holsters. The Plano Police Department will use their portion to establish a computer learning lab that consists of laptops, a classroom cart, wireless network access points, and a training server to host their training applications in a non-production environment. In the event of an emergency, the laptops can be deployed to the field. The decision to use the 2008 JAG funds in this way reflects the law enforcement agencies' commitment to ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the citizens in their jurisdictions.


Date Created: September 1, 2008