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Law Enforcement Training, Equipment, and Overtime Projects

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $55,942)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Charlottesville will use JAG funds towards training, equipment, and overtime for the Charlottesville Police Department. Specific equipment that will be purchased includes surveillance digital video recorders (DVRs), interview room recording equipment, 800 MHz radio encryption and headsets, less-than-lethal weapons, gang unit brochures, and uniform and equipment records management system. The police department will also use funds to pay overtime in support of Internet Crimes Against Children Enforcement (ICAC) and for crime analysis and handheld device forensics trainings.


Date Created: September 8, 2009