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Boone County Sheriff 2009 Edward Byrne Memeorial JAG Grant

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,149)

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).

Boone County will use the JAG funds to enhance law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities for the sheriff's department. This will be accomplished through the acquisition of traditional law enforcement equipment to control, detect, or investigate crime or to prosecute criminals. The Boone County Sheriff's Department will utilize these grants funds by purchasing 11 digital in-car cameras to be installed in patrol vehicles. The video cameras will be used to record officer activity including traffic stops and introduced as evidence in courtroom testimony. Cameras will also be used as an officer safety tool that records officers while outside of their vehicle. In addition, the video tapes will be used as a tool to critique officer safety and awareness during training sessions.


Date Created: September 8, 2009