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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, $79,363)

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 of the city of Albany and Dougherty County will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase crime scene and lab equipment, two radar detectors, four window tint meters, a crime microscope and courthouse security equipment. The Albany Police Department will use the funds to purchase an on-scene mapping system and laptop for evidence gathering. In addition, the department will purchase a crime lab microscope to analyze data collected at crime scenes. Radar detectors will be used in traffic enforcement and window tint meters will be used to identify illegal and frequently deceptive tinting practices. Dougherty County will use JAG funds to update courthouse security. Planned county purchases include bulletproof vests, hand-held wands, audio-visual equipment, and digital cameras.


Date Created: August 27, 2009