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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, $1,375,120)

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 the city of Atlanta, Fulton County, and the cities of Alpharetta, College Park, East Point, Roswell, and Union City will use the FY 2009 JAG funds to purchase police vehicles and equipment to enhance officer and public safety. The fiscal agent, the city of Atlanta, will use the grant funds to increase police mobility through the purchase of twenty-seven marked police patrol cars. Fulton County will use the funds to increase police mobility through the purchase of five marked police patrol cars. The city of Alpharetta intends to improve safety for citizens, officers, and suspects through the purchase of twenty taser electronic control devices. The city of College Park will enhance the speed and accuracy of identifying arrested persons and others applying for licenses at the police department through the purchase of an enhanced definition fingerprint and live scan systems. College Park will also improve interoperability and readiness for College Park Police Department communications through the purchase of interoperable radios and communications equipment. The city of East Point will purchase equipment and supplies for the East Point Police Department, and use a portion of funds to support the Community Oriented Policing efforts. The city of Roswell will purchase and install digital communications equipment to improve the Roswell Police Department's ability to communicate with other Atlanta-metro public safety agencies. The city of Union will purchase one marked police patrol car.


Date Created: September 22, 2009