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Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,250)

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 disparate jurisdictions comprising of the city of Phenix and Russell County will share the JAG award. The city of Phenix, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase nighttime optical thermal imaging cameras with a pillar mounted spotlight for the city police department. The city will also purchase an in-car camera with video manager software. This equipment will assist police officers with surveillances and reduce the opportunity for suspect flight and high speed chases. Russell County will use the grant funds to purchase nighttime optical thermal imaging cameras with pillar mounted spotlight. This equipment will be used in surveillances in high crime, high traffic areas of the county to enhance sheriff's deputies' ability to monitor activity in targeted areas to increase their effectiveness to detect and to deter crime.


Date Created: August 27, 2009