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FY 2008 JAG Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Juan
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $33,311)

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 Farmington and San Juan County will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funding in the amount of $33,311 to supply law enforcement officers with general equipment necessary in crime reduction and suppression. The city of Farmington ($22,978) will purchase tire deflation devices, weapon security devices, and emergency lighting systems for the Farmington Police Department. San Juan County will use their share ($10,333) to purchase and replace bullet proof vests for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. The purchase of additional bulletproof vests with JAG funds will ensure that officers are protected during dangerous situations.


Date Created: August 26, 2008