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Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency Locally

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $96,641)

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 city of Fort Myers will use the 2009 JAG funds to support equipment purchases and training for law enforcement personnel. Specifically, purchases will include in-car video systems and other equipment for patrol vehicles, electronic control weapons, traffic safety vests, and patrol rifles. The funds will also support training for law enforcement in crime prevention and community policing. The purchases and the support of training will enhance officer safety as well as improve public safety to better serve the community.


Date Created: August 26, 2009