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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, $350,452)

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).

Macomb County, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award with nine disparate jurisdictions within the county. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single, joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will reduce crime, make local law enforcement more effective, and result in safer communities. Macomb County will use funds to support offenders with substance abuse issues through its jail diversion program, and the city of Mount Clemens and the county will pool resources to purchase an electronic citation system for the sheriff's office. The city of Warren will replace outdated life cycle computer hardware and software. The city of Eastpointe will purchase four police mountain bikes to patrol parks and playgrounds, tasers for their patrol division, and computer equipment for training off-site. The city of Roseville will use funds to support upgrading their current firearms practice range to a modern multi-dimensional firearms/defensive tactics training facility. The city of St. Clair Shores will complete the purchase and installation of equipment in officer scout cars. The city of Sterling Heights will purchase a system that will be used to enhance officer training through realistic training scenarios. Chesterfield Charter Township will provide officers with protective rain gear and upgrade the police department's individual environmental temperature controls. Clinton Charter Township will purchase armor for sworn officers to enhance officer safety. Shelby Charter Township will improve communications equipment to enable citizens to report crimes and request assistance and to provide more reliable communications between police officers and the dispatch center.


Date Created: August 24, 2009