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Keeping Staffing at 2009 Budgeted Levels

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $59,540)

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 Bremerton will use the JAG award to pay the yearly salary of a Bremerton Police Department officer assigned to the bicycle unit. This unit is responsible for neighborhood patrols and community events. The officer will patrol for all ranges of offenses from driving with a suspended license to robbery.


Date Created: August 24, 2009