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OPD Technical and Admin Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $15,809)

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 Oxford will use the JAG funds towards police equipment and overtime for the Oxford Police Department (OPD). A wireless portable alarm system will enhance the OPD's ability to have immediate response to alarms in selected commercial or residential properties through the mobile radio system. Officer overtime will enhance suppression activities in ongoing gang prevention and intervention program initiatives throughout the county.


Date Created: August 26, 2009