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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, $225,893)

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).

Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards multiple initiatives aimed at enhancing criminal justice services provided to the community. Specifically, the city, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase interoperable radios for its police department, mobile data terminals to be used by warrant squads and field intelligence officers to access criminal history data, e-mail, mug shots and intelligence databases, and network security training for technicians tasked with maintaining criminal justice systems. The county will use remaining funds for a trailer that will house equipment for traffic enforcement and operations, the salary of a special patrol officer who will oversee public access to the sheriff's office, and the salary of a clerk who will assist detectives in retrieving firearms licensed to people who are now deceased in an effort to prevent loss, theft, or unlawful disposal of the weapon.


Date Created: August 26, 2009