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Enhanced Policing Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,051)

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 Madison County and the city of Richmond will share the JAG award in the amount of $24,051 to purchase law enforcement equipment. Madison County, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $12,025.50 to purchase equipment for the sheriff's department. The Madison County Sheriff's Department will purchase mobile data terminal printers and stands, tasers, duty issued weapons, and office computers. The city of Richmond will use $12,025.50 to purchase forensic computer investigations equipment and accessories that will enhance the ability to investigate crimes and crime scenes in a more efficient and effective manner.


Date Created: September 17, 2009