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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $144,516)

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).

Pasco County will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to support personnel within the sheriff's office. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office will pay salary, benefits, and overtime in support of the Gang and Vice and Narcotics Units. The sheriff's office will fund one gang detective who will work closely with the other members of the gang unit in gathering and analyzing street gang activity and overseeing enforcement missions targeting the offenders. In addition, funds will be used to pay overtime to the Vice and Narcotics Unit gang detectives during gang suppression operations.


Date Created: August 27, 2009