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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, $16,350)

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 Northport will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $16,350 to fund a Patrol and Investigative Equipment Program. The Northport Police Department will purchase and deploy a Smart 850 Speed Trailer for managing traffic in areas where speeding vehicles are a concern. In addition, three Pentax K2000 digital cameras will be purchased for use in crime scene processing by department investigators. A total of two HP laptop computers and one HP desktop computer will be purchased for patrol data entry. The aforementioned equipment will allow the officers to safely, effectively, and efficiently protect and serve the citizens of Northport.


Date Created: September 9, 2009