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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, $76,802)

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 Norwalk will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award funds in the amount of $76,802 to purchase law enforcement equipment and fund selective enforcement overtime for the Norwalk Police Department. Major equipment purchases will come in the form of a police rescue boat with trailer, three laptop computers, ten Cisco phones, two sniper rifles, and a restraint chair. High-visibility police patrols, estimated at 416 hours, will be performed in various areas of the city of Norwalk. Selected areas will be based on citizen complaints, crime statistics, and other law enforcement criteria.


Date Created: September 2, 2009