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Topeka / Shawnee County JAG Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $134,065)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Shawnee County and the city of Topeka received a total joint allocation of $134,065. The city and county entered into an inter-local agreement that distributes the funds equally between the law enforcement agencies of the two jurisdictions. The city will receive $67,033 and the county will receive $67,032 according to that agreement. The Topeka Police Department will utilize the funding to purchase police vehicles and associated equipment in support of the Topeka Gang Crime Suppression Project. The county will divide the funds between the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office (SSO) and the Shawnee County Department of Corrections (DOC.) Under a separate agreement between the two county agencies, the SSO will receive $33,516, and the DOC will receive $33,516. The county will utilize the funding to purchase equipment in support of the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office SCECC 911 project. The DOC will utilize the funding to purchase equipment and contractual services in support of the Internal Security Enhancement Project.


Date Created: August 19, 2009