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FY 2009 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, $17,944)

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).

Surry County will use the 2009 JAG funds to purchase equipment for the police department. Specifically, the department will purchase in-car cameras for patrol vehicles, and a precinct server to automatically upload videos at several locations set up via, secure, high-speed wireless. Reliable in-car camera systems contribute to the protection of the officers as well as the citizens. These systems will be invaluable for documenting evidence and protecting the officers and agency from false allegations.


Date Created: August 31, 2009