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Marion and Grant County 2009 Equipment Acquisition Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,399)

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 comprised of the city of Marion and Grant County will use their 2009 local JAG award to purchase a video system, car radios, in-car video systems and digital cameras. The Marion Police Department will purchase a video security system to be installed in the Marion Police Department dispatch center, which will allow dispatchers to view the entrances, working areas, and the Municipal Court. The Marion Police Department will also purchase three 800 MHz car radios in order to transition to the Indiana Hoosier Safety 800 MHz system. The Grant County Sheriff's Department will use JAG funds to purchase three in-car video systems and eight digital cameras for use in recording crime scenes.


Date Created: August 26, 2009