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Elizabeth City Equipment Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $18,413)

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 consisting of Pasquotank County and Elizabeth City will use their JAG award to support the needs of local law enforcement. Due to the disparity, both jurisdictions have agreed to allow Elizabeth City to use the funds to support the Elizabeth City Police Department. The Elizabeth City Police Department will enhance its current technology program and expand the current Police Athletic League (PAL) program. Specific purchases include mobile data terminals and a volleyball system, including floor plates, net, antennas, padding, and net cable covers. The primary goals are to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness within the department, provide citizens with the highest degree of law enforcement professionalism, and to reduce crime and the fear of crime within the community.


Date Created: September 1, 2009