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2009 Police Equipment Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,500)

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).

Chemung County and the city of Elmira will apply Recovery Act JAG funding towards law enforcement training and equipment in an effort to enhance community policing efforts. Specifically, the city police department will purchase equipment for its bicycle patrol unit. Training to become a certified bicycle officer will also be supported. The county sheriff's office will use remaining funds to purchase investigative equipment for cases involving narcotics and serious criminal activity. For administration purposes, the city will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 30, 2009