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Operational Support Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $47,156)

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 North Miami Beach will use the JAG grant to replace and enhance certain pieces of equipment to adequately serve the community. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a police cruiser, potable radar units, special amputee restraining devices, handheld radar units, and a canine dog and related training. The new equipment will provide the emergency command post vehicle with broadband secure based data communications with internet capability and eight phone lines for backup voice and fax communication. The new equipment will enhance the capabilities to enforce speeding laws and prevent crime through aggressive traffic, increase patrol investigations, and community outreach efforts of the police through the use of a fully trained police canine.


Date Created: September 20, 2009