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Weapons Replacement

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,086)

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 Bridgeton will use the Fiscal Year 2009 award for Bridgeton Police Department (BPD) weapons replacement. BPD's goal is to replace current aging weapons that are in constant need of repair and present a safety issue to the police officers using them. The funds will be used to purchase 12 new weapons using the current stock as trade-ins.


Date Created: August 26, 2009