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Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,090)

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).

Cass County will use their local JAG funds to purchase six laptop computers for use by the sheriff's department. The laptop equipment will be used by the Emergency Response Unit, which responds to search and rescue events, drug related, high-risk entries, and warrant executions. In addition, access to laptop computers will allow officers to remain on patrol and in the community while completing all necessary reports. This equipment will provide immediate access to a variety of public information and criminal records.


Date Created: August 12, 2009