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Forensics Laboratory Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $76,632)

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).

Beaufort County will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to support the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), who will use the funds to purchase law enforcement equipment to develop and enhance forensics and tactical response capabilities. BCSO will purchase one Automated Fingerprint and Palm Print Identifier (AFIX), one Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, and one laminar Airflow Workstation.


Date Created: August 27, 2009