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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $29,816)

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).

University City will use JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Unversity City Police Department. Tactical rifles will be purchased and used in situations such as bank robberies, hostage situations, and active shooter incidents. The University City Police Department currently has no tactical rifles and these purchases will enable the department to be fully prepared in emergency situations. In addition, six ballistic vests fitted with body armor plates will be purchased. Finally, the department will purchase one laptop computer to be utilized in a police cruiser. The computer will enable officers to access records and write reports while maintaining a presence in the community.


Date Created: August 23, 2009