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Law Enforcement Equipment, Supplies and Training Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,181)

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).

Dorchester County will use the JAG funds to support the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will obtain radios, laptops, weapons, protective gear, and essential supplies with this funding. They will also provide specialized training to increase the knowledge and skills of their officers so they will be better equipped to combat crime and to investigate incidents of crime.


Date Created: August 24, 2009