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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,237)

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 Bristol will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $40,237 to purchase two vehicles for the Bristol Police Department. One vehicle will be a Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser and the other will be an unmarked sedan, both fully-equipped with the necessary law enforcement tools. The vehicles will be used by the patrol and criminal investigation units as well as community policing activities. These vehicles are a much needed tool in continuing to provide a high-level of service to the community of Bristol.


Date Created: September 8, 2009