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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, $32,892)

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 town of Manchester will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $32,892 to purchase and upgrade equipment. The Manchester Police Department will install computer-related equipment and software programs in order to make two designated vehicles functional as incident command posts. The department has recognized the need to outfit these vehicles with computers, portable display monitors, and software to support operations in the field. The department will also use a portion of the funding to purchase three Watch Guard in-car video systems to be installed in three patrol vehicles. The cameras will either replace ones that have outdated technology or be installed in vehicles not previously equipped with a camera.


Date Created: September 8, 2009