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Preventing and Controlling Crime Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $28,116)

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 city of Greenacres will use the 2009 JAG funds to improve operations and technology for law enforcement in the Greenacres Department of Public Safety. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a speed measurement trailer, in-car video systems, and surveillance cameras. The purchase of this new equipment will enhance the department's efficiency and effectiveness in detecting and deterring crime.


Date Created: August 31, 2009