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Patrol Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,376)

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 consisting of Emanuel County and the city of Swainsboro have agreed to evenly split their fiscal year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $24,376 and use it towards a joint effort Communication Enhancement Project. Due to the installation of a new radio tower, older model radios used by the Swainsboro Police Department and Emanuel County Sheriff's Office are no longer functional. Grant funds will purchase new radios for patrol officers and pursuit cruisers to prevent current communication difficulties within cellular dead zones.


Date Created: August 23, 2009