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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, $67,257)

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).

Dutchess County, the city of Poughkeepsie, and the town of East Fishkill will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards enhanced surveillance equipment in an effort to reduce and deter criminal activity. The city of Poughkeepsie Police Department will purchase three surveillance cameras to be placed in areas of the city where high volumes of gun activity and robbery are occurring. The town of East Fishkill will also purchase cameras. The high resolution video equipment will be positioned to monitor public entrances to the police department, squad room, the prisoner cell, parking lot, and impound yard to ensure the safety and security of staff and citizens who frequent the building. All funding will be distributed to the two municipalities within the county. For administrative purposes, the city of Poughkeepsie will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 30, 2009