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Search Warrant and High-Risk Entry Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,500)

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).

Blount County will use the JAG award to purchase equipment (entry vests, search gloves, less-than-lethal weapons, flex cuffs, and rechargable stream lights) to reduce the risk of injury to the citizens of Blount County, the sheriff deputies, and suspects when executing search warrants and arrest warrants. With the proper equipment and training, deputies will be better prepared to handle more aspects of forced entries.


Date Created: August 27, 2009