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FY 2009 JAG project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $259,719)

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).

Gwinnett County will use Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to purchase equipment and to fund continued education and training. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will serve as the fiscal agent and will use the funds to support the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) in efforts to increase officer and public safety. To meet the goals, the GCPD will employ a two-directional approach to continuing education and training. The department intends to continue enhancing the skills, knowledge, and effectiveness of the line officers, crime prevention officers, gang and crime suppression officers, and civilian employees through training and education. The GCPD plans to increase citizen enrollment/participation by 5% in the citizen educational and skills programs. The second approach is grant funded support for essential specialized training and certifications for sworn and non-sworn personnel. The remainder of the funds will be used for replacement and upgrade of equipment and technology in support of best practices for officer and citizen safety.


Date Created: August 27, 2009