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Total Station for Collision and Crime Scene Investigations / Leadership Training

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,849)

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 Cerro Gordo County and the city of Mason will use their fiscal year 2009 JAG award for technology enhancements and leadership training. The city of Mason, acting as the fiscal agent, will purchase a Total Station to provide the police department with an efficient and accurate tool for reconstructing collision and crime scenes. The remaining funds will be used to provide training to officers and supervisors in the areas of leadership, management, and supervision, with the overall goal of implementing a sustainable in-house training program. Cerro Gordo County has elected not to receive funds.


Date Created: September 21, 2009